Yahoo! News Story - Jailed Iraqi children run free as marines roll into Baghdad suburbs

Owen Byrne owen at
Sat Apr 26 01:42:02 PDT 2003

Yahoo!News wrote:

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> this is what the peace activists were opposed to. this is what the 
> antiwar crowd is--a group of people demonstrating in favor of the 
> right of a vicious dictator to imprison children.
> how about it, guys, do you still think that these children were better 
> off sitting in an iraqi prison than they are free?
> /Jailed Iraqi children run free as marines roll into Baghdad suburbs/
> <>
Just for comparison. Thankfully these children have all the rights of 
being in a prison run by a democratic... oh wait they don't... Oh well, 
they must be really bad criminals that convicted some serious crime... 
like .... hmmm.... oh I guess "not being American"...


  Children held at Camp Xray, US admits

The US military has revealed it is holding juveniles at its 
high-security prison for terrorists at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, known as 
Camp Xray.

The commander of the joint task force at Guantanamo, Major General 
Geoffrey Miller, says more than one child under the age of 16 is at the 
detention centre.

However, Maj Gen Miller has revealed little more about their welfare.

Maj Gen Miller says the US is holding "juvenile enemy combatants" at the 
centre, confirming rumours of children being held.

He has refused to reveal how many there are, their exact ages or their 
countries of origin.

He says they are being well cared for and are kept in facilities 
separate to adult prisoners.

The children are still being interrogated and will continue to be held 
at Guantanamo.

About 660 prisoners are in the camp.

They have not been tried or convicted of any offence but are being held 
as part of what the US calls its war on terror.

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