Omar Khadr trying again to sue Canada for $20M

Ottawa argues the conspiracy claim should not be allowed to go ahead

Omar Khadr goes into the unknown

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TORONTO — Lawyers for former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr are in Federal Court court today hoping a judge will allow him to expand his civil lawsuit against the Canadian government.

Khadr, 27, wants to include a claim that Canada conspired with the United States for what he says was the abuse of his rights and torture.

Ottawa argues the conspiracy claim should not be allowed to go ahead.

The proposed $20-million action foundered last December when Judge Richard Mosley ruled the amended lawsuit needed to be rewritten before it could proceed.

None of the allegations has been proven in court.

The U.S. government has denied torturing the Toronto-born Khadr, currently incarcerated in Alberta.

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Omar Khadr trying again to sue Canada for $20M

  1. Fly the SOB to Syria one way on a C17, kick the terrorist out of the aircraft at 30,000 feet sans parachute.

  2. Maybe some of the Canadian jihadis that have been in the news lately can swear affidavits in support for Mr. Khadr’s case – I’m sure they’ve experienced outrageous and egregious breaches of their Charter rights as the authorities scramble to catch them before they behead anybody else.

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