Emergency motion from Khadr's lawyers - Macleans.ca

Emergency motion from Khadr’s lawyers

Say government has a ‘biased predisposition towards doing nothing.’


Lawyers for accused terrorist Omar Khadr are going to federal court to try and reverse a government decision asking the U.S. to refrain from using evidence gathered by Canadian officials in the prosecution of their client. The decision comes after the Supreme Court ruled that the government was violating Khadr’s rights by participating in his U.S. detention, but did not go so far as to demand his repatriation to Canada. Khadr’s legal team say the government has ignored their requests to make submissions about how to interpret the Court’s ruling, and that it should have advised them of the move. Alex Neve, Secretary General for Amnesty International in Canada, says the government is trying to do as little as possible to help Khadr. “This government will remain defiant about Omar Khadr’s plight until the very end,” he said. “They will do nothing if they can get away with it.”


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