May 15, 2015
by Matt Belenky
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 ...[read more]
May 9, 2015
by Emelina Perez
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 ...[read more]
May 8, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
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 ...[read more]
March 25, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
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 ...[read more]
July 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
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 ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Lauren Laing
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 ...[read more]
April 29, 2013
by Peter Snyder
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 ...[read more]
September 29, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
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 ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
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 ...[read more]
August 20, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
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 ...[read more]

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