[Pnews] Canada - Former Child Soldier, Guantanamo Prisoner Omar Khadr Free on Bail

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Former Child Soldier, Guantanamo Prisoner Khadr Free on Bail Omar Khadr, 
freed on bail Thursday, is shown in this handout photo. Omar Khadr, 
freed on bail Thursday, is shown in this handout photo. | Photo: Reuters 
Previous Next Published 7 May 2015 0 Coments + We Recommend The Canadian 
government proactively worked to prevent Khadr's release from jail but a 
judge said the government had not proven its case. Omar Khadr, a child 
soldier captured in Afghanistan and subsequently send to the U.S. prison 
at Guantanamo Bay, will be released Thursday on bail after 13 years in 
captivity, the CBC reported. Despite efforts by the Conservative 
Canadian government to keep him incarcerated, Khadr will be free while 
appealing a murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal. Khadr has 
spent most of his adult life, deprived of his freedom after first being 
arrested and later pleading guilty to killing a U.S. solider in 
Afghanistan. The legality of Khadr's conviction, which came after he was 
detained at the age of 15, is being questioned before U.S. courts. A 
judge had ruled in April that he should be released on bail, but the 
conservative Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper 
appealed, arguing that his release would not be in the interests of 
Canadians and harm Canada's relationship with the United States. "Khadr, 
you're free to go," Justice Myra Bielby told a packed courtroom in 
Edmonton, Alberta, stating that the government had not proven that his 
release would cause irreparable harm. His release could come as early as 
Thursday afternoon. Khadr will face strict bail conditions, which 
include wearing an electronic monitoring device, living with his lawyer 
in Edmonton, a nightly curfew, and he will only be allowed monitored 
contact with his family. The Canadian Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that 
Canada breached Khadr's rights by sending intelligence agents to 
interrogate him at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003 
and 2004, and sharing the results with the United States. Like many 
other inmates at Guantanamo, Khadr was the victim of torture 
Canadian-born Khadr became the first person since World War II to be 
prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal for acts committed as a juvenile.

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Former Child Soldier, Guantanamo Prisoner Khadr Free on Bail Omar Khadr, 
freed on bail Thursday, is shown in this handout photo. Omar Khadr, 
freed on bail Thursday, is shown in this handout photo. | Photo: Reuters 
Previous Next Published 7 May 2015 0 Coments + We Recommend The Canadian 
government proactively worked to prevent Khadr's release from jail but a 
judge said the government had not proven its case. Omar Khadr, a child 
soldier captured in Afghanistan and subsequently send to the U.S. prison 
at Guantanamo Bay, will be released Thursday on bail after 13 years in 
captivity, the CBC reported. Despite efforts by the Conservative 
Canadian government to keep him incarcerated, Khadr will be free while 
appealing a murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal. Khadr has 
spent most of his adult life, deprived of his freedom after first being 
arrested and later pleading guilty to killing a U.S. solider in 
Afghanistan. The legality of Khadr's conviction, which came after he was 
detained at the age of 15, is being questioned before U.S. courts. A 
judge had ruled in April that he should be released on bail, but the 
conservative Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper 
appealed, arguing that his release would not be in the interests of 
Canadians and harm Canada's relationship with the United States. "Khadr, 
you're free to go," Justice Myra Bielby told a packed courtroom in 
Edmonton, Alberta, stating that the government had not proven that his 
release would cause irreparable harm. His release could come as early as 
Thursday afternoon. Khadr will face strict bail conditions, which 
include wearing an electronic monitoring device, living with his lawyer 
in Edmonton, a nightly curfew, and he will only be allowed monitored 
contact with his family. The Canadian Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that 
Canada breached Khadr's rights by sending intelligence agents to 
interrogate him at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003 
and 2004, and sharing the results with the United States. Like many 
other inmates at Guantanamo, Khadr was the victim of torture 
Canadian-born Khadr became the first person since World War II to be 
prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal for acts committed as a juvenile.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address:
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Former-Child-Soldier-Guantanamo-Prisoner-Khadr-Free-on-Bail-20150507-0017.html. 
If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to 
the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english

*Former Child Soldier, Guantanamo Prisoner Khadr Free on Bail*

May 7, 2015

*The Canadian government proactively worked to prevent Khadr's release 
from jail but a judge said the government had not proven its case. *

Omar Khadr, a child soldier captured in Afghanistan and subsequently 
send to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, will be released Thursday on 
bail after 13 years in captivity, the CBC reported.

Despite efforts by the Conservative Canadian government to keep him 
incarcerated, Khadr will be free while appealing a murder conviction by 
a U.S. military tribunal.

Khadr has spent most of his adult life, deprived of his freedom after 
first being arrested and later pleading guilty to killing a U.S. solider 
in Afghanistan. The legality of Khadr's conviction, which came after he 
was detained at the age of 15, is being questioned before U.S. courts. A 
judge had ruled in April that he should be released on bail, but the 
conservative Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper 
appealed, arguing that his release would not be in the interests of 
Canadians and harm Canada's relationship with the United States.

"Khadr, you're free to go," Justice Myra Bielby told a packed courtroom 
in Edmonton, Alberta, stating that the government had not proven that 
his release would cause irreparable harm. His release could come as 
early as Thursday afternoon.

Khadr will face strict bail conditions, which include wearing an 
electronic monitoring device, living with his lawyer in Edmonton, a 
nightly curfew, and he will only be allowed monitored contact with his 
family.

The Canadian Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that Canada breached Khadr's 
rights by sending intelligence agents to interrogate him at the U.S. 
naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003 and 2004, and sharing the 
results with the United States. Like many other inmates at Guantanamo, 
Khadr was the victim of torture Canadian-born Khadr became the first 
person since World War II to be prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal for 
acts committed as a juvenile.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Former-Child-Soldier-Guantanamo-Prisoner-Khadr-Free-on-Bail-20150507-0017.html. 
If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to 
the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english 
<http://www.teleSURtv.net/english>

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