Omar Khadr heads off to pre-trial hearings this week, in preparation for his July trial by military commission. The Globe and Mail has an interview in today’s paper with Mr. Khadr’s Canadian civilian counsel Nathan Whitling, who reports, among other things, how U.S. military prison guards view his client:
Omar is trying to maintain the same brave face and positive outlook that he has had since he was moved out of that dreadful Camp VI. As the U.S. prison staff say, he’s a “good kid, non-radicalized and salvageable.” But he’s scared about his upcoming trial. He knows that it’s rigged against him, and he’s afraid that he’s going to be convicted for something he didn’t do.
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