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.
Khadr held at Gitmo for intelligence
Files reveal U.S. military gleaned info on training camps, militants
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