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Canada judge rules former Guantanamo detainee's war crimes sentence has expired
Alberta Judge Mary Moreau decided Monday that the war crimes sentence against former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr has now expired.Khadr was charged with crimes in Afghanistan when he was 15 years old. He was detained at Guantanamo and spent a f (More)
Canada issues formal apology to former Guantánamo prisoner Omar Khadr
The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale issued a joint statement on Friday apologizing to former Guantánamo detainee Omar Khadr for violating his rights under (More)
Canada judge relaxes bail conditions for former Guantanamo inmate
Justice June Ross of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta on Friday ruled that former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr could visit his family in Toronto for two weeks and do so without an electronic monitoring bracelet. Born in Toronto, Khadr was (More)
Poland to make payments to alleged CIA rendition victims
The Polish government on Friday processed payments to two terror suspects currently held by the US at Guantanamo Bay. The European Court of Human Rights had imposed a Saturday deadline on Poland to make the reparations. Last July Abu Zubaydah and (More)
Canada top court rejects government's bid to declare Khadr adult offender
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 militar (More)
HRW: Canada release of Khadr a 'significant step'
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. Kh (More)
Canada court rules Khadr may be released on bail
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 t (More)
Khadr lawyer requests bail while appeal is processed
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 (More)
Canada appeals court rules Khadr must be transferred from federal prison
The Alberta Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in favor of former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], ordering that he be transferred from a federal penitentiary to a provincial correctional facility. Khadr, a Canadian (More)
Former Guantanamo detainee Khadr to appeal detention ruling
Lawyers for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] 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. (More)
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