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Khadr given symbolic 40 year sentence

Khadr expected to be transferred to Canada in one year

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A U.S. military jury has given Canadian detainee Omar Khadr a 40 year sentence. However, the sentence is largely symbolic, as it is believed that Khadr will be transferred to Canada in one year, where he will serve at most another 8 years. Though the Canadian government has officially denied being involved in the plea deal, other documents have shown that the Harper government indicated strongly that it would repatriate Khadr. 24-year-old Khadr has spent the last eight years in Guantanamo Bay. Last week, he pleaded guilty to five war crimes that he committed as a 15-year-old in 2002.

National Post

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