Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Khadr's Guantanamo trial could be delayed, again

The sad spectacle of the Khadr trial continues today with his defence team now requesting an indefinite delay as it has come to light that records to which they are entitled have not been provided while they are supposedly on the brink of a trial.
It was revealed in court Wednesday that the military's psychiatric records of Khadr during his past six years of incarceration still have not been given to the defence.
The new judge, who was called in to replace the somewhat defence sympathetic Judge Brownback, has become just the recent iteration of Brownback, seeing such prosecution failures and having to act accordingly in response. The reports suggest that Khadr's trial may be put off now to a date under a new president, raising questions about whether Khadr's Guantanamo trial will even occur at this point.

And the Canadian government, in the face of such abuses of process, continues to stand back and defer to this "judicial process" to the bitter end...