August 9, 2010 / 8:22 PM / 7 years ago

Omar Khadr's confession can be used at Guantanamo trial

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A U.S. military judged ruled on Monday that Canadian prisoner Omar Khadr’s confessions to interrogators can be used as evidence against him in his murder and terrorism conspiracy trial at Guantanamo.

<p>In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin, reviewed by the U.S. Military, Canadian defendant Omar Khadr sits during a hearing at the U.S. Military Commissions court for war crimes, at the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 19, 2009. REUTERS/Janet Hamlin/Pool</p>

Khadr’s lawyers claimed the statements were illegally obtained through torture and cruelty, and had asked the judge to throw them out. The judge rejected that argument.

Reporting by Jane Sutton, Editing by Sandra Maler

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