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Alberta judge grants Omar Khadr bail pending appeal of war crimes conviction

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross says terms of his release will be determined May 5.


 
Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr

EDMONTON — An Alberta judge has granted bail to former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr.

In her ruling, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross says terms of his release will be determined May 5.

Khadr had asked for release pending an appeal of his U.S. conviction for war crimes in Afghanistan.

The Toronto-born Khadr, 28, is currently in prison in Innisfail, Alta.

He is serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010.

There was no immediate word on an appeal of the decision.

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Alberta judge grants Omar Khadr bail pending appeal of war crimes conviction

  1. Did Alberta have a revolution when no one was looking??

    Khadr gets a break, the NDP are ahead in the polls, Prentice is tripping over his own tongue…….has Alberta turned a corner?

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