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First film emerges from Guantanamo

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First film emerges from Guantanamo


A video has been released showing a 16-year-old Canadian terror suspect being questioned at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

The footage was filmed through a ventilation shaft in 2003, a year after Omar Khadr was captured in Afghanistan and accused of throwing a grenade at a US soldier, killing him.

It is the first video to come out of the notorious prison camp in eastern Cuba.

The pictures have been made public because the Canadian Supreme Court ruled all evidence had to be made available to Khadr’s defence team.

One of his lawyers says he hopes the video will create an outcry in Canada ahead of his October trial. Khadr claims he was tortured, and is innocent.

However the tape’s release may harm relations with the US, which gave Canada special permission to question Khadr in Guantanamo. The Americans may now be less willing to hand over documents and other material if they fear they will enter the public domain.

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