Teenager held in Guantanamo denied medical evaluationBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7474.1066-a (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1066
- Jeanne Lenzer
- 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.