Evidence Debate – Khadr Trial

Michael Melia of the Associated Press reports in U.S. Accused of Altering Gitmo Evidence that while “[the military] has charged Omar Khadr with murder for throwing a grenade that killed Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer during a U.S. military raid on July 27, 2002 … the military commander’s official report the day after the raid originally said the assailant who threw the grenade was killed, which would rule out Khadr as the suspect. ”

Melia highlights that the report was revised a few months later to say “a U.S. fighter had only “engaged” the assailant.”

Khadr’s case is the first to go to trial at Guantanamo.

~ by Ari Kaplan on March 14, 2008.

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