Khadr’s trial delayed at least a month

Lawyer airlifted off to the U.S. after collapsing yesterday

Omar Khadr’s trial is postponed for at least a month after his lawyer collapsed yesterday, the first day of the Canadian’s war crimes trial. Khadr’s lawyer, Army Lt.-Col Jon Jackson, 39, began coughing about 10 minutes before the court was set to end and had asked the judge for a brief recess before collapsing. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance and is now being airlifted off the island for medical care. Jackson had undergone gall bladder surgery six weeks ago and doctors believe that complications from the surgery led to his collapse. “The most important thing is nothing has changed with the Omar Khadr case except for the timing,” said Guantanamo’s deputy chief defense Bryan Broyles to journalists Friday morning. Khadr is
accused of five war crimes and faces a life sentence if convicted at the Guantanamo court.

Toronto Star

Toronto Star

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