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Khadr trial date up in air after 'secret' refiling of charges: defence lawyer
Canadian detainee's military counsel slams 'circus-like' proceedings
Legal proceedings against Canadian Omar Khadr have been thrown into fresh uncertainty after the head of the U.S. military commission process at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, secretly withdrew, then reissued charges against all defendants, Khadr's military defence lawyer said Tuesday.
The procedure — referred to as "withdrawal and re-referral" — has the legal effect of nullifying all prior proceedings in Khadr's case, Lt.-Cmdr. William Kuebler said in a statement.
"As of today, there is no trial date in the military commission case of Omar Khadr," Kuebler said.
I'm sure all of Canada's "law and order" wankers would love to explain how the last six years of Khadr's incarceration and torture don't count and how it's only natural that everyone be allowed to start from scratch and have a do-over. I can't wait. Let me get comfortable.
Take it away ...
P.S. I'd ask Blogging Tory co-founder and fellow at the Manning Centre for Building Democracy Stephen Taylor about this latest affront to, you know, democracy and freedom but, apparently, he's a bit busy tagging obediently along behind his mentor, playing boy scientist.
The imagery should have just come to you:
AFTERSNARK: It would be cruel to present the image of sophisticated millionaire Preston Manning and his youthful ward Stephen Taylor, so I won't.