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Sunday, October 31, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Khadr sentenced to 40 years

Omar Khadr has just been sentenced to 40 years by the military jury in GITMO. He will not serve that, because of a plea deal prior to his admission of guilt to all charges as the military commission reached its final stages. From the BBC:

Guantanamo Bay's youngest militant Omar Khadr jailed

Omar Khadr in a sketch from a courtroom at Guantanamo Bay Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to five war crimes charges last week

A US military tribunal has sentenced a self-confessed Islamist militant to 40 years in jail on charges that include murdering a US soldier and conspiring to commit terrorist acts.

Canadian Omar Khadr, now 24, pleaded guilty to the charges at the Guantanamo Bay tribunal last week.

However, Khadr's plea deal limited his sentence to eight years.

Caught in 2002 at the age of 15, he is the fifth Guantanamo inmate to be convicted at the military tribunals.

A seven-member military panel deliberated for nearly nine hours over a two-day period before reaching its decision on Sunday...(more here)

I will have more. Stay tuned.