Khadr lawyer reinstated by military judge
US military judge Colonel Patrick Parrish ruled Tuesday that Pentagon officials lacked the authority to dismiss Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler as defense counsel for Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr.
Chief defense counsel Colonel Peter Masciola reassigned Kuebler earlier this month after Kuebler filed a formal complaint alleging that Masciola had a conflict of interest in overseeing the case.
Parrish ruled that, under the rules of military tribunals, only a judge could remove a lawyer under such circumstances.
Kuebler further alleges that he was barred from accessing files and resources that he needed to work on Khadr’s defense.
Kuebler continues to maintain that Khadr should be sent back to Canada.
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