US military judge sets opening date for Khadr trial Bhargav Katikaneni at 11:52 AM ET
[JURIST] A US military judge announced tuesday that the trial of Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr [DOD Materials; JURIST news archive] will begin on August 10 [scheduling order, PDF]. Army Col. Patrick Parrish also ordered pre-trial hearings [JURIST report] on the admissibility of Khadr's alleged confession to resume July 12. Khadr's pre-trial hearings were suspended last week so that Pentagon officials could submit him to a mental health evaluation. Khadr was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002 at the age of 15 after he allegedly threw a grenade that killed on soldier and injured another.
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