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Meanwhile, in Federal Court…

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A federal lawyer offhandedly mentions the government has appealed Justice O’Reilly’s finding that Omar Khadr’s rights have been violated.

Canadian lawyer Nathan Whitling, acting for Khadr, confirmed the appeal was filed in an email to the Star. “We’re disappointed that Prime Minister Harper refuses to be part of the solution to the Guantanamo problem faced by President Obama,” said Whitling. “This appeal is grounded upon the view that the Government of Canada may participate in the torture of a Canadian child without consequence.”