No repatriation for Khadr -

No repatriation for Khadr

“Our position has not changed”


The government says it will not push for Omar Khadr’s repatriation from Guantanamo Bay. Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against ordering Canada to seek repatriation, but declared that Khadr’s charter rights were violated when he was interrogated by a Canadian official after U.S. authories had subjected him to sleep deprivation. “There’s no shift in Canadian policy on this,” said Dimitri Soudas, a spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. However, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon has said that violations to Khadr’s rights will be compensated for: “once we have an answer, we will share that with you.” Khadr is set to appear before a military commission in July on charges of murder as a war crime, and will continue to receive Canadian consular services.

Canadian Press

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