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Canada top court rejects government's bid to declare Khadr adult offender
May 15, 2015
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday rejected the Canadian government's bid to have former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr declared an adult offender. The case concerned whether the eight-year war crimes sentence Khadr received from a US military commission in 2010 should be interpreted as a youth....... [more]

HRW: Canada release of Khadr a 'significant step'
May 9, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said that by releasing Omar Khadr on bail, Canada is taking a "significant step toward ending his ordeal." HRW is urging the Canadian government to rehabilitate Khadr and assist his integration into society. Khadr, 28, is a Canadian citizen who was captured by US....... [more]

Canada court rules Khadr may be released on bail
May 8, 2015
A judge for the Alberta Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled that former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr can be released on bail while he appeals his US war crimes conviction. According to Justice Myra Bielby, the ruling was based on her belief that there was "no clear evidence there would be irreparabl....... [more]

Khadr lawyer requests bail while appeal is processed
March 25, 2015
A lawyer for former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr asked the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton Tuesday to release his client on bail while his US war crimes appeal is being considered. Nathan Whitling argued that his client's appeal is taking too long to process, and Khadr's sentence may be complet....... [more]

Canada appeals court rules Khadr must be transferred from federal prison
July 9, 2014
The Alberta Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in favor of former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr, ordering that he be transferred from a federal penitentiary to a provincial correctional facility. Khadr, a Canadian citizen now age 27, was captured by US forces after being found fighting in Afghanista....... [more]

Former Guantanamo detainee Khadr to appeal detention ruling
November 8, 2013
Lawyers for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr said Friday they are appealing a Canadian court ruling that denied his habeas corpus application and held that his placement in a federal penitentiary is lawful. Khadr's lawyer, Dennis Edney, argues that Justice John Rooke of the Alberta Court of Q....... [more]

Former Guantanamo detainee Khadr to appeal terrorism conviction
April 29, 2013
A former Canadian Guantanamo prisoner is planning to appeal his US terrorism conviction, his lawyer said Sunday. Omar Khadr, who spent 10 years in Guantanamo, is currently imprisoned in a maximum security prison in Ontario serving out six years of an eight-year sentence for war crimes. Khadr was bo....... [more]

US transfers Guantanamo detainee Khadr to Canada
September 29, 2012
Canadian citizen Omar Khadr was transferred to Canada from Guantanamo Bay early Saturday morning to serve out the rest of his prison sentence under the authority of the Correctional Service of Canada. Khadr pleaded guilty to murdering US Sergeant First Class Christoper Speer, an Army medic, as well....... [more]

US delivers Khadr documents to Canada authorities
September 6, 2012
Canadian authorities received documents and materials about Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee and convict Omar Khadr from US authorities on Wednesday and will now consider whether he can be transferred into Canadian custody. A spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told reporters that he w....... [more]

US military judge rejected Khadr torture claims
August 20, 2012
On August 20, 2010, a US military judge rejected claims by Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr that his confession was the result of torture. Khadr's trial was suspended the week prior due to a medical emergency involving his lawyer. Khadr pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism and murde....... [more]

UN official calls for transfer of Khadr to Canada
July 27, 2012
The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy on Friday renewed her call to transfer Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee and convict Omar Khadr to his home country of Canada. Coomaraswamy said it was important to focus on rehabilitation of child....... [more]


    Omar Khadr charge sheet [US DOD]

    Omar Khadr case materials [US DOD]

    Omar Khadr case timelime [US DOD]

    Omar Khadr [Wikipedia]