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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:30 PM

Omar Khadr will appeal war crimes convictions, lawyer says

Source: CBC

Omar Khadr will appeal his plea-bargained guilty plea and war crimes convictions in a U.S. civilian federal court, his Canadian lawyer has told CBC News.

Khadr, 26, has been held in maximum-security Millhaven Institution in Bath, Ont., since he was returned to Canada last September from Guantanamo Bay where he had been held for a decade.

The transfer was as a result of a plea deal reached with prosecutors in October 2010 when Khadr pleaded guilty to and was convicted of killing Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer an American medic in the U.S. army with a hand grenade in Afghanistan in 2002, when he was 15.

As part of the plea, Khadr also confessed before a military commission in Guantanamo Bay to five war crimes, including murder in violation of the law of war, attempted murder in violation of the law of war, conspiracy, providing material support for terrorism, and spying.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/04/27/pol-omar-khadr-appeal.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:14 PM

1. This wrong on so many levels. All this crap tossed at a 15 yr old? Let him out, now!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 09:23 AM

4. There has been some talk in Canada

.....that he may have been much younger when he was recruited into child soldier service. He was believed to be 15 when picked up by American Forces in Afghanistan which makes him a child soldier and as such he deserves to be free. This is a huge shame for Canada. We allowed a child soldier to rot in Gitmo because he was a political hot potato.

On a sad note, Canada will eventually have to pay Omar Khadr significant payment for violation of his rights under Canada'a Charterbof Rights and Freedoms. Canada'a Supreme Court ruled years ago that his rights were infringed upon. It not if Canada will make him rich, it's when he will be rich and how much he will get! Sad but true!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:15 PM

2. I have never heard of him

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:17 PM

3. He's been in the news for eleven years now. (nt)

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