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The evidence for Khadr's innocence

For six years after Canadian Omar Khadr was captured by the American military, the public heard only one story about the events of July 27, 2002 in Afghanistan.

During a four-hour battle with mujahedeen fighters, American soldier Christopher Speer was killed by a grenade. Khadr, 15, was the only enemy fighter left alive after the battle. He was shot twice in the back and taken prisoner. Shortly after, the U.S. military said Khadr threw the fatal grenade that killed Speer, though there was no eyewitness.

But in February 2008, U.S. documents released by mistake at a hearing in the U.S. cast doubt on that version. At least one other enemy fighter was still alive inside the compound when the U.S. soldier was killed. That raised the possibility that someone other than Khadr had thrown the grenade.

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