The federal government is appealing a court order that requires it seek the return of Omar Khadr, a Canadian jailed at Guantanamo Bay. The government decision, which was not formally announced, comes two weeks after a Federal Court judge ruled it should seek his repatriation. It was revealed when federal lawyer Elizabeth Richards made reference to it in a separate application regarding the repatriation of Abousfian Abdelrazik, who’s been living at the Canadian embassy in Sudan for more than a year. “We’re disappointed that Prime Minister Harper refuses to be part of the solution to the Guantanamo problem faced by President Obama,” wrote lawyer Nathan Whitling, who represents Khadr, in an email to the Toronto Star.
Feds to appeal Khadr order
Government to appeal order seeking his return from Guantanamo
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