How Many Recorded Khadr Interrogations Exist?
GUANTANAMO BAY — The only time the courtroom has cleared in Omar Khadr’s pre-trial hearing so far was for a 20-minute stretch on Saturday morning while the defense screened a 2003 video of Canadian interrogators questioning Khadr. (While portions of the video have leaked to the media, the rules here favor erring on the side of classification, to say the least.) That caused reader JK to wonder: Do any other recordings of Khadr’s interrogations exist?
So I asked Barry Coburn, Khadr’s chief attorney. Coburn replied that the government has “told us that this is the only one.” If it turns out that there are any other recorded interrogations, then the government will have risked its case by misrepresenting a salient fact to the defense. (That is, unless a plea deal gets worked out first.)