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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