Captured at 15, Guantanamo's youngest inmate put on trial

Eight years after his capture as a teenager on an Afghan battlefield, a long-delayed trial began yesterday for Guantanamo's youngest detainee.

His age - Omar Khadr was only 15 when he was captured in 2002 - has exposed President Barack Obama's administration to criticism from child advocates.

The prosecution will receive added scrutiny as this is the first trial under the embattled war-crimes tribunals inherited from the administration of former president George Bush.

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