August 9th, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Trial for youngest Gitmo prisoner under way

Charley Keyes

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://www.cnn.com/video/crime/2010/08/08/meserve.gitmo.advancer.cnn.640×360.jpg caption="Omar Khadr's trial begins as a defense motion for a delay is denied" width=300 height=169]

More armed guards were visible early Monday morning near where two war crimes proceedings were under way for two terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

One of the proceedings - for Canadian-born terrorism suspect Omar Khadr - marked the beginning of the first full Military Commission of the Obama administration.

The appearance of the 23-year-old Khadr, who was 15 when he was captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan, endedspeculation that he might refuse to attend the session. It is still unclear whether he will actively participate in his defense. Khadr is the youngest detainee at the U.S. detention facility.

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