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Khadr held at Gitmo for intelligence

Files reveal U.S. military gleaned info on training camps, militants


Documents released by Wikileaks on Sunday reveal that Omar Khadr, the Canadian who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. medic in Afghanistan, was held in prison in Guantanamo Bay because he continued “to provide valuable information” during interrogations. The files say he gave details on al-Qaeda training camps, militants and NGOs that supported the terrorist organization. Khadr, whose advocates say he was tortured into confessing to terrorism charges and should have been treated as a child soldier instead of a militant, is one of the remaining 172 captives left at Guantanamo out of the more than 700 who were once held at the detention centre. He’s expected to be transferred to a Canadian facility later this year to serve the rest of his seven year sentence.

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Khadr held at Gitmo for intelligence

  1. You realize of course that wikileaks has just sentenced someone to death. By using his name Omar Khadr and telling how much help he gave to the U.S against Al-Qaeda. Or do live under a rock and think they will just forget about. it.

  2. There is no way to measure the quality of the intelligence which they received from Khadr, but most experts agree that when torture is used the information is not very reliable.
    The release of these cables is another black eye for US Foreign Policy especially in light of the the upheaval in the Middle East.

  3. "…gave details on al-Qaeda training camps, militants and NGOs that supported the terrorist organization"

    Now that is a serious allegation…NGOs that aided the Taliban. Why does this reek of CIA disinformation?

  4. What's worse – all that valuable information Khadr offered up about al quaeda training camps, militants and terrorist-sympathizing NGOs was probably obtained in breach of his Charter rights (shudder!).

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