Friday, May 27, 2011

Khadr Clemency Bid Denied

Despite leveling fairly serious allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, the youngest prisoner remaining at the base in Cuba, and his defense attorneys failed to persuade military commission convening authority Bruce MacDonald (retired Navy TJAG) to grant Khadr any clemency stemming from his commission guilty plea to a wide range of offenses, including the killing of Army Special Forces SGT Christopher Speer in Afghanistan.  See our previous coverage here and here.