Omar Khadr: At 15, an 'Unprivileged Belligerant'
He is one of the 9 detainees at Guantanamo who has been charged with a crime -- murder of an American medic. His military tribunal proceeding began last week. The first issue taken up was the improper comments of the military prosecutor to the press.
The second issue was Omar's request, made through his American lawyer, Muneer Ahmad,for a new military lawyer.
Khadr will be formally represented by Capt. John Merriam, a U.S. army judge advocate with no trial experience, "even on charges of jaywalking," said Ahmad, who is asking that he be replaced by someone with more experience.
"It would be laughable if the stakes weren't so high," he said.
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