Omar Khadr turns 22

The Canadian teenager, Omar Khadr, who was captured by US collaborators, Northern alliance, at the age of 15 – has been kept inside the notorious Guantanamo Camp – may have been celebrating his 22nd birthday today with his family and friends – had he been a free man.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Child says – “The Juvenile prisoners (under 18 years of age) require special protection”. Has Omar Khadr received those “special protections” during that last seven years of his confinement? The answers lies in Andy Worthington’s article Siezed at 15, Omar Khadr turns 22 in Guantanamo, published today.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s