Omar Khadr

By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Oct 11th, 2012
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By Eric Walberg, Palestine Chronicle After 10 years in Guantanamo, former child soldier Omar Khadr, the last Western national being held there, was finally repatriated last week after years of mistreatment. The illegality of the procedures used against Khadr from day one mean that the Canadian govern...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 29th, 2012
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Omar Khadr has been returned to Canada and is being held at a maximum-security prison in eastern Ontario, after spending a decade at a U.S.-run detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Khadr, 26, left the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo early Saturday and arrived at...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2012
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By: Andy Worthington September 9, 2012 Eleven years since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the majority of the remaining 168 men in Guantánamo are not held because they constitute an active threat to the United States, but because of inertia, political opportunism and an institutional des...
By benim
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Nov 2nd, 2010
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WASHINGTON — A United States military commission at Guantánamo Bay has sentenced a former child soldier for Al Qaeda to 40 years in prison for war crimes — but he might be released in less than three years, the Defense Department said. A panel of seven military officers at the American military base ...
By benim
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Oct 31st, 2010
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A U.S. war crimes tribunal on Sunday sentenced Canadian captive Omar Khadr to 40 years in prison for charges that included murdering an American soldier in battle, but his plea agreement capped his sentence at eight years. That means the Toronto native will only serve eight more years, in addition to...
By benim
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Oct 28th, 2010
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Six days before a young Canadian lobbed a fatal grenade at a U.S. soldier, that soldier had run into a minefield and rescued two injured Afghan children, the U.S. war crimes tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay naval base learned on Wednesday. The military jurors who will sentence Toronto native Omar Khadr...
By benim
In Canada
Oct 26th, 2010
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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – In the midst of a deadly firefight in Afghanistan in 2002, a 15-year-old Omar Khadr — believing his death was at hand — wanted to kill as many Americans as he could, jurors heard Tuesday as they prepared to pass sentence on the Canadian-born man newly convicted as a war c...
By benim
In Canada
Oct 25th, 2010
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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – Years of political hand-wringing over Guantanamo Bay’s youngest and only remaining western inmate appeared close to an end Monday as Canada’s Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to war-crimes charges in the death of a U.S. special forces soldier in Afghanistan eight yea...
By benim
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Oct 25th, 2010
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Image via Wikipedia Omar Khadr has told the United States he would give the Canadian government profits from book and movie deals based on any crimes he confesses when he appears before a U.S. military commission today, Postmedia News has learned. But Canada’s lack of a national “Son-of-S...