September 11, 2008

Judge orders delay in Guantanamo trial of Canadian Omar Khadr

Canadian captive Omar Khadr's terror trial won't go forward as scheduled on Oct. 8, a military judge said Thursday. He did not set a new trial date. Army Col. Patrick Parrish disclosed the delay in pretrial hearings while attorneys at the war court argued over what evidence would be available to the defense at trial. At issue, in part, is whether the judge will order the government to fund and authorize independent mental health experts working for the defense to meet with Khadr at the prison camps.

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