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Ottawa fighting Khadr ruling

Government going to the Supreme Court


The Canadian government is planning to fight a federal court of appeal decision upholding a lower court ruling that ordered Ottawa to demand the  return of Omar Khadr from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. Khadr, who is a  Canadian citizen, was arrested in Afghanistan for the murder of a U.S.  soldier. He was 15 at the time, and has been imprisoned since 2002 under  murder, conspiracy and support of terrorism charges. The lower court ruled that his charter rights are being violated and that the government must press for his repatriation. Ottawa is refusing, saying Khadr has been “accused of serious crimes including murder” and that “its position remains unchanged.”


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