UF Film Club: You Don't Like The Truth: Four Days Inside Guantanamo
The government of the United States accuses Omar Khadr of killing a US special forces soldier during an assault in July, 2002, in Afghanistan. Omar was then fifteen years old. As of this writing, May, 2010, he remains incarcerated awaiting trial before a military commission. He is to be the first child soldier ever charged with war crimes.
ABOUT OMAR AHMED KHADR
Canadian citizen. Born in Toronto on September 19, 1986 he was fifteen years old when he was taken prisoner by U.S. forces in Afghanistan on July 2002. Captured in battle and severely wounded he was taken to Bagram Air Force base where he was interrogated and tortured. On October 2002, he was sent to the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The U.S. government accuses Omar Khadr of having killed an American soldier and intends to try him as a war criminal. Omar is the last citizen of a western power being held in Guantánamo. The Canadian conservative government has refused to request his repatriation.
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