Who's Crying Now?
Online video technologies have been extremely important for the defense team of Omar Khadr in publicizing the case of their client, a Canadian citizen who is currently in detention at Guantánamo. This footage is an excerpt from his interrogation, which was filmed through an airduct by U.S. authorities and then released to Khadr's defense team in response to their disclosure request for the tape. Khadr was apprehended as a sixteen-year-old, and his lawyers note both his youth and the fact that he was raised by a jihadist family when questioning his capacity to be an intentional agent of terrorist acts. They also emphasize that the combat situation in which he was defending himself would have defined him as a POW protected by the Geneva convention in other wars. Some of Khadr's dossier, including various exhibits and documents prepared by the U.S. government, are available on this Department of Defense website. The page on Khadr prepared by a Canadian human rights group links to many of the same texts on the site.