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Khadr routinely trussed up in cage, hearing told

Khadr routinely trussed up in cage, hearing told

Canadian defendant Omar Khadr attends a hearing in the courthouse   at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base on Thursday.

Canadian defendant Omar Khadr attends a hearing in the courthouse at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base on Thursday. REUTERS

‘We could do basically anything to scare the prisoners,’ retired soldier testifies

Paul Koring, The Globe and Mail, May 5, 2010

Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Station, Cuba — From Thursday’s Globe and Mail Published on Wednesday, May. 05, 2010 12:11PM EDT Last updated on Thursday, May. 06, 2010 3:31AM EDT

Omar Khadr, then a gravely wounded 15-year-old, was routinely trussed up in a cage “in one of the worst places on Earth,” according to a hulking former military interrogator nicknamed Monster who says he felt sorry for the Canadian and brought him books and treats.

Former specialist Damien Corsetti was testifying via video link to a pretrial hearing in the war-crimes trial of Mr. Khadr, now 23, on charges of terrorism and murder in the killing of a U.S. Special Forces soldier during a firefight in eastern Afghanistan in July of 2002.

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