Omar Khadr's Lawyer Collapses in Court, Trial Recessed

Via Daphne Eviatar and Carol Rosenberg on Twitter: Lt. Col. Jon Jackson, the sole defense attorney for child soldier Omar Khadr collapsed in court at Guantanamo today while cross examining a witness. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital and is expected to be okay. But the trial has been postponed, at least until tomorrow.

The witness, Retired US Army "Sgt Major D", was part of the assault team that captured Omar Khadr on July 27, 2002. He's a DOD consultant now.

"SgtMajor D" testified he shot Khadr in the back during the fight in which the grenade was thrown.

According to one of Khadr's civilian lawyers (who is not trying the case) Omar was very upset.

I'll update with more details when available.

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    This is So Disgraceful (none / 0) (#1)
    by msaroff on Thu Aug 12, 2010 at 05:20:17 PM EST
    At least Bush and His Evil Minions believed in torture and Kangaroo courts as an independent good, but Obama is doing this because he's full of pants soiling terror at the thought that Republicans will call him a Muslim sympathizer or a socialist.

    And this strategy is working so well, the Republicans are so full of niceness.

    Heck, do you think him doing this (none / 0) (#2)
    by jimakaPPJ on Thu Aug 12, 2010 at 09:06:05 PM EST
    will slow down the Repubs?

    Update Friday morning (none / 0) (#3)
    by Peter G on Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 10:15:46 AM EST
    The attorney is being flown to the States for medical treatment.  The trial is suspended for now.

    The defense attorney's on a morphine drip (none / 0) (#4)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 11:29:14 AM EST
    and the judge ordered a 30-day delay.