Khadr brother to face extradition from Canada on terror charges

Khadr brother to face extradition from Canada on terror charges

[JURIST] The Ontario Superior Court of Justice [official website] held Thursday that the US can seek extradition of Abdullah Khadr [Wikipedia profile; CBC family backgrounder], who has been detained in Canada there since December 2005 on a US arrest warrant for terrorism issued by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts [official website]. Prosecutors will meet to discuss a date for Khadr’s extradition hearing on March 30 for his indictment [JURIST report] on charges [indictment, PDF; DOJ press release] of procuring weapons for al Qaeda in Afghanistan in 2003.

Khadr, 24, who can appeal extradition if granted, admitted to attending an al Qaeda training camp at age 13, but denies the allegations of membership in the terrorist group or of supplying weapons to it. Khadr is the son of alleged al Qaeda financier Ahmed Said Khadr [Wikipedia profile] and brother of Omar Khadr [JURIST news archive], the only Canadian detainee at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. CTV has local coverage.