He is a Canadian Citizen, who was 15 yrs old at the time of his arrest
The Supreme Court in Canada has ruled his right to life, liberty and security under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms were violated.
Khadr was interrogated in a 'coercive' manner by American and Canadian officials.
Anything he 'confessed' to in these interrogation sessions can be used against him.
“Canadian officials questioned Mr. Khadr on matters that may have provided important evidence relating to his criminal proceedings, in circumstances where they knew that Mr. Khadr was being indefinitely detained, was a young person, and was alone during the interrogations,” they said.
“Interrogation of a youth to elicit statements about the most serious criminal charges – while detained in these conditions and without access to counsel and while knowing the fruits of the interrogations would be shared with the U.S. prosecutors – offends the most basic Canadian standards about the treatment of detained youth suspects.”
Here is an interrogation of a young man who unbelievably, though he was completely innocent, confessed to the murder of his own sister. Thankfully evidence cleared him.
Watch the video
Then go here and watch the excerpted interrogation of Khadr.
Ask yourself this question, what value lies in coerced confessions ?
(If unfamiliar with the case, click on the Khadr label below)