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In whose best interests? Omar Khadr, child ‘enemy combatant’ facing military commission

30th April 2008, 12:36:13 UTC

Omar passed his 16th, 17th, and 18th birthdays in virtual isolation, cut off from all but the most
rudimentary communication with his family or anyone else in the outside world until our first
visit with him. In addition to the most basic protections of children against improper assaults,
he was denied the medical attention and other health care, diet, education, and recreation
that all children deserve and are entitled to as a matter of fundamental human rights1

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