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MacKay’s wife calls for Khadr’s return to Canada


 

Defence Minister Peter MacKay’s wife, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, says Omar Khadr should be immediately returned to Canada.

Afshin-Jam told The Guardian that he should be removed from Guantanamo Bay after the nearly 10 years he’s been held. Afshin-Jam is a human rights activist.

Khadr, as a part of his plea-bargain in 2010, pleaded guilty to multiple charges that included throwing a grenade at 15 that killed a U.S. soldier. He was given an eight-year sentence, but has been eligible to return to Canada since fall 2011. The Conservative government has yet to act on it.

“So I’m not saying that he shouldn’t be kept in prison but definitely I think it’s time to bring him back to Canada,” Afshin-Jam said. “He was a Canadian citizen and he can be tried here or looked after here in terms of how long his sentence is going to be or what is going to be his fate.”


 
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MacKay’s wife calls for Khadr’s return to Canada

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    EditI have a name you knowby Nazanin Afshin-Jam on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:37pm ·PublicFriends (+)Only Me (+)CustomClose FriendsInternational Study Center Herstmonceux Castle, UKSee all lists…École secondaire Étienne-BrûléKitsilano Secondary SchoolPrince of Wales Secondary SchoolNorwich UniversitySciences PoUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver AreaFamilyAcquaintancesGo BackPublicFriendsOnly MeCustomClose FriendsInternational Study Center Herstmonceux Castle, UKSee all lists…École secondaire Étienne-BrûléKitsilano Secondary SchoolPrince of Wales Secondary SchoolNorwich UniversitySciences PoUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver AreaFamilyAcquaintancesGo Back This afternoon while here in PEI I was asked to come to the Guardian offices to sit down and do an interview about my new book The Tale of Two Nazanins; but instead the journalist Jim Day did not ask me a single question about the book and made an obvious effort to draw me into a discussion criticising the government. When responding I specifically qualified that what I said was my personal view. I am very disappointed that once again my personal view has been distorted. After I expressly and emphatically told him numerous times that I was tired seeing my name continually left out of interviews and referred to as “The Defence Minister’s wife”…this is exactly what he chose to do. As a result of today’s experience I am extremely disappointed with the Guardian and I will think twice before speaking to them again. I am confident that Mr. Khadr will be transferred back to Canada. Let’s leave it to the Canadian and US governments who have all the facts and details about the case to take the proper actions in due course.Signed,Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKayInternational Human Rights ActivistPresident and Co-Founder of Stop Child Executions

  2. Nazanin’s response to the Guardian: This afternoon while
    here in PEI I was asked to come to the Guardian offices to sit down and do an
    interview about my new book The Tale of Two Nazanins; but instead the
    journalist Jim Day did not ask me a single question about the book and made an
    obvious effort to draw me into a discussion criticizing the government. When
    responding I specifically qualified that what I said was my personal view. I am
    very disappointed that once again my personal view has been distorted. After I
    expressly and emphatically told him numerous times that I was tired seeing my
    name continually left out of interviews and referred to as “The Defence
    Minister’s wife”…this is exactly what he chose to do. As a result of
    today’s experience I am extremely disappointed with the Guardian and I will
    think twice before speaking to them again. I am confident that Mr. Khadr will
    be transferred back to Canada. Let’s leave it to the Canadian and US
    governments who have all the facts and details about the case to take the
    proper actions in due course.

    Signed,

    Nazanin Afshin-Jam
    MacKay

    International Human
    Rights Activist

    President and
    Co-Founder of Stop Child Executions

    • What the Media Party distort a statement from someone with connections with the CPC. Never happens,LOL!

    • Does your husband agree with you or his government?

  3. NO way, Omar Khadr is dangerous, he should NEVER return to Canada.

  4. If the Harper government has its way Omar Khadr won’t be returning to Canada until Hell freezes over.

  5. If the Harper government has its way Omar Khadr won’t be repatriated with Canada until Christy Clark and Alison Redford kiss and make up.

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