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Teenager held in Guantanamo denied medical evaluation

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7474.1066-a (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1066
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

    A US judge has ruled that a Canadian teenager held by US forces at Guantanamo Bay naval station does not have the right to a medical or psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is fit to help with his defence.

    Omar Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 in a battle that left a US soldier dead. Mr Khadr, 15 years old at the time, was seriously injured. No charges have been filed against Khadr in the two and a half years that he has been held at Guantanamo Bay.


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