Growing Up at Gitmo

The most famous kid at the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is Omar Khadr. A Canadian citizen, he was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 when he was only 15. The U.S. charges that he threw a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier. He faces a murder trial, which his lawyers are resisting, noting that he was a child at the time of the alleged crime. The U.S. has said Khadr was among the few juveniles being held at Guantánamo Bay. But a TIME analysis of data released earlier this month by the Pentagon indicates that Gitmo might have held...

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