YATA (Canadian Child Dept.)

Canadian Was Abused at Guantánamo, Lawyers Say

Lawyers for a Canadian detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, who was captured in Afghanistan when he was 15 years old asserted in a document released Wednesday that he was repeatedly abused by his American jailers.

Mr. Khadr spent three years in a small cell in Guantánamo, and his lawyers have previously asserted that the United States government has violated the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The treaty, to which the United States is a signatory, condemns the recruitment of child fighters by groups like Al Qaeda and obliges nations to help children who become involved in armed conflict.

Where's the outrage? Very strong, but insufficiently broadly based, I'd say.

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