Documents suggest Canadian Guantanamo prisoner was sleep deprived

Canadian officials knew in 2004 that a Canadian teen being held at Guantanamo Bay was deprived of sleep for weeks to soften him up for interrogation, newly released documents say. Department of Foreign Affairs reports say Canadian official Jim Gould visited Omar Khadr at the U.S. military base and was told by the American military that measures were taken to make the then-17-year-old more pliable for interviews. The documents, released by Khadr's lawyers Wednesday and ordered to be released by a Canadian judge last month, are marked secret. Some parts are blacked out. "In an effort to make him more amenable and willing to talk, (name omitted) has placed Umar (Omar) on the `frequent flyer program,"' reads one of the reports penned by Scott Heatherington, director of foreign intelligence for Canada's Foreign Affairs Department.