One of Guantanamo Bay’s most criticised trials has ended with the Canadian captive Omar Khadr pleading guilty to terrorist charges.
Khadr, now 24, was only 15 and gravely wounded when captured during a fire fight in Afghanistan. He was accused of throwing a grenade which killed a US soldier.
Military Prosecutor John Murphy said: “Omar Khadr over and over again repeated ‘Yes, that is correct. I did that. I am a murderer. I am an al Qaida murderer.’ What you saw puts a lie to the long standing argument by some that Omar Khadr is a victim.”