London Guantánamo Campaign lecture:
An Audience with Dennis Edney QC
Chaired by Dr Douglas Guilfoyle
Friday 14th March, 1-2pm
UCL Faculty of Laws Moot Court
London, WC1H 0EG
The London Guantánamo Campaign is bringing Dennis Edney QC to the UK in March 2014. Mr Edney is the Canadian lawyer of Omar Khadr, the Canadian former Guantánamo prisoner who was arrested aged 15 in Afghanistan, tortured at Bagram, and held in Guantánamo where he is the only person since WWII to be convicted as an adult of war crimes committed as a minor under a secret plea bargain. He returned to Canada in September 2012 where he remains in prison and has recently launched an appeal against his US conviction and the Canadian government for breaches of his constitutional rights. The purpose of the visit is to raise awareness of the issue involved in Khadr's unique case and support for both Messrs Edney and Khadr, who are vilified by the Canadian media.
More information on the London Guantánamo Campaign can be found through their website.
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