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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Former Gitmo inmate to receive $10 million and apology from Canadian government

"Because of the cross-border jurisdictions, it is unlikely that Khadr’s victims will ever see any of the money."
Rick Moran  "A former inmate of the Guantanamo prison camp, returned to Canada in 2015 and then released, will get $10 million from the Canadian government and an apology.
"Omar Khadr, the son of a known al-Qaeda terrorist leader, was captured after a firefight in Afghanistan where he threw a grenade killing a US medic and wounding others. These facts are not in dispute. Khadr pleaded guilty to the charges but claimed he was a "child soldier" forced to fight by his father.
"Khadr's lawyer says his client was tortured by the US while he was at Guantanamo, suffering from sleep deprivation and psychological stress. The lawyer also claims that his client was not given adequate medical care." . . .
From the battlefield to the hospital at Guantanamo, the US military saved this young man's life. The idea that "nobody advocated for his health" is beyond insult. It is an outright lie.
As for torture, sleep deprivation is defined as torture in the UN convention, but the idea that a 15 year old son of a terrorist was a "child soldier" is ludicrous. The lawyers for Guantanamo inmates are notorious for lying and exaggerating about their clients' treatment. Everything he says should be checked and double checked for accuracy.
Meanwhile, the widow of the US medic murdered by Khadr as well as a wounded soldier are looking to block the $10 million payment to Khadr.

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