Clemency sought for “child soldier” at Guantanamo

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April 19, 2011
Salt Lake Tribune    
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"Lawyers for a former teenage al-Qaida fighter imprisoned at Guantanamo are seeking clemency for him, arguing that his sentencing at his military tribunal was tainted by improper witness testimony and prosecution maneuvers. Omar Khadr’s lawyers have asked the military’s Convening Authority, the Pentagon official who oversees the tribunals at the U.S. base in Cuba, to cut his sentence in half to four years on charges that include murder for throwing a grenade that killed American soldier Christopher Speer, and wounded Layne Morris of Utah in Afghanistan." (04/19/11)  


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