Friday, March 09, 2007

Guantanamo Detainee Wants to Boycott Trial

Thanks to Saboma at Maryannaville for this one:

A Canadian detainee told his family in a phone call from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that he wants to boycott his upcoming trial because he believes it will not be fair, his mother said Thursday.

During the conversation, Khadr said he had little hope of justice from the military commissions and said "he would try, if he can, not to attend the court," Elsamnah said.

The chief military prosecutor for Guantanamo has prepared charges against Khadr that include murder, conspiracy, providing material support for terrorism and spying. The charges, however, have not been formally filed and U.S. authorities may alter them as they did this month in the case of Australian detainee David Hicks. [From CNN]