Canada to apologize and give $8m to youngest Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to murdering US soldier

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Killer Omar Khadr: Laughing all the way to the bank

I swear, up is down and down is up in this world.

From Daily Mail: The Canadian government will apologize to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr and pay him around $8m (Canadian $10m) to compensate him for the abuse he suffered in detention, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

A Canadian citizen, Khadr, now 30, was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 at age 15 after a firefight with U.S. soldiers. He pleaded guilty to killing a US army medic and became the youngest inmate held at the US military prison in Cuba. Khadr later recanted and his lawyers said he had been grossly mistreated.

The Canadian Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that Canada breached his rights by sending intelligence agents to interrogate him and by sharing the results with the United States. (According to ABC News, the abuse included sleep deprivation during interrogations.)

Khadr spent a decade in Guantanamo before being returned to Canada in 2012 to serve the rest of his sentence. He was released on bail in 2015 and lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Canadian government and Khadr’s lawyers reached the compensation deal, said the sources, who asked to remain anonymous given the sensitivity. Canada has reached a series of expensive settlements with citizens imprisoned abroad who alleged Ottawa was complicit in their mistreatment.

Khadr had sued Ottawa for around $15m (Canadian $20) on grounds of violating his human rights. News of the settlement was first reported by the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Khadr was taken to Afghanistan by his father, a senior al Qaeda member, who apprenticed the boy to a group of bomb makers who opened fire when U.S. troops went to their compound. The father was killed in a battle with Pakistani forces in 2003.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in Ireland for a visit, said the judicial process should be ending soon but declined further comment.

Spokespeople for Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Nor did Khadr’s lawyers. The U.S. Embassy was closed for the July 4 U.S. holiday.

‘It is the right decision in light of the callous and unlawful treatment meted out to Mr. Khadr with the complicity of Canadian officials,’ said Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims.


17 responses to “Canada to apologize and give $8m to youngest Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to murdering US soldier

  1. I guess the murderers now have rights not bestowed upon the murdered. Trudeau should be sending $10 million to the family of the American soldier this terrorist killed. Canada is the next country to be taken over by Muslims and when that happens we will be shutting off the border between Canada and the US. Trudeau is a cancer on a once great nation.

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  2. No consolation to us, but Canada sure appears to be even more cucked than the U.S.

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  3. traildustfotm

    Sad to see a good neighbor go insane.

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  4. Mustafa Obama is guilty twice. The sandflea killed an Americana medic, and he was let free from Guantanamo. Words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount : “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.”

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  5. Bad move, Canada!

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  6. A version of “The Mouse that Roared” that is not funny.


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  8. Just when I think I have hit the limit on hearing dumb things, along comes Canada and proves me wrong.
    So now they are rewarding for very bad behavior.
    Nothing like a poke in the eye to their neighbors of the South.


  9. He should have been thrown up against a wall and shot.

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  10. How much are gonna give us for Trudeau? Just asking’!


  11. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    What a great recruitment tool for Jihadists!

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  12. The lawyer for the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan said Tuesday they have filed an application so that any money paid by the Canadian government to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner convicted of killing him will go toward the widow and another U.S. soldier injured. Continued below…

    Widow goes after money Canada will give ex-Gitmo prisoner

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  13. A military judge demolishes Khadr’s torture claims…

    Omar Khadr Was Not Tortured

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  14. Khadr’s Compensation: 71% of Canadians say government made wrong call by settling out of court

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