WHAT WAR BRINGS: children detained without charges and tortured
An Afghan child, Mohammed Jawad, spent over six years at
He was detained because of a grenade attack in
He was sent to
Commissioner Nader Nadery said Mr. Jawad was tortured and abused by the Afghan police and at Guantánamo. The commission is seeking his release and repatriation.The ACLU is working on his case. They are claiming that our government used false confessions. Here’s what the WaPo said:
The ACLU is asking a federal judge to throw out those statements and others made by Mohammed Jawad, an Afghan who may have been as young as 12 when he was captured. His attorney argued that Jawad was abused in
custody, threatened and subjected to intense sleep deprivation. U.S.
"The government's continued reliance on evidence gained by torture and other abuse violates centuries of
law and suggests the current administration is not really serious about breaking with the past," said ACLU lawyer Jonathan Hafetz, who is representing Jawad in a lawsuit challenging his detention. U.S.
And here’s another one, although I am not sure about the claim that he is the youngest:
Speaking for the first time since his release from Guantánamo after seven years’ imprisonment without charge or trial, following a successful habeas corpus appeal in January, Mohammed El-Gharani, now a free man in Chad, told Mohamed Vall of al-Jazeera, in an exclusive interview, how he felt about being imprisoned from the age of 14 to the age of 21.
The video of his interview with Al Jazeera is posted below.
There is also a Canadian minor, Omar Khadr, who was also sent to
is not the only country to turn its back on the Optional Protocol in the case of Omar Khadr. As his lawyers never tire of pointing out, Omar is the only citizen of a Western country still held at Guantánamo, in part because the Canadian government has persistently failed to exert sufficient pressure on the United States USauthorities to secure his return to . This is particularly shocking, because, as well as also being a signatory to the Optional Protocol, the Canadian government has been a pioneer when it comes to the rehabilitation of child soldiers from other countries (Sierra Leone, for example). Canada
God only knows how many Afghani children and Iraqi children were detained in the
It is sickening beyond sickening that not only does the
If you support the continued occupation of