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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:34 AM
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U.S. judge halts proceedings against Omar Khadr
Source: CBC

The U.S. military judge presiding over Canadian Omar Khadr's war-crimes case has granted an adjournment of 120 days at the request of President Barack Obama.

The defence in Guantanamo Bay did not oppose the prosecution motion to suspend the proceedings.

Obama ordered prosecutors to make the request within hours of his swearing-in Tuesday.

The president said he needed the hiatus to sort out what to do with Khadr and the other 244 detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/01/21/khadr-adjournm...
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:42 AM
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1. Great step in the right direction, way to go President Obama!
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