Early this morning, video footage of Guantánamo detainee Omar Khadr’s interrogation by a Canadian agent was made public. ACLU attorney Jamil Dakwar, who has attended Khadr’s hearings at Guantánamo as a human rights observer, says:
This is the first visual glimpse into the Bush administration’s lawless detention policies at Guantánamo and it is quite disturbing. Unfortunately, it took a Canadian court to reveal the truth about the Bush administration’s shameful detention practices. Like many other detainees at Guantánamo, Omar Khadr is facing an unfair trial in a tainted system that allows hearsay, secret evidence and coerced evidence obtained through torture. This is not justice. It is time to shut down Guantánamo and end this sad chapter in American history.
Jamil recently wrote about the “frequent-flyer” sleep deprivation program that Khadr’s been subjected to at Guantánamo, according to Canada’s CBC.
UPDATE: Watch Jamil discuss the Khadr video on Russia Today.