Omar Khadr Guantanamo

Khadr Rejects 'Terrorism Nonsense'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr still suffers nightmares of the firefight in which he was grievously wounded, still isn't entirely ...

Khadr Decision Delayed

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Any hopes Omar Khadr had of tasting freedom for the first time in almost 13 years were dashed Tuesday when an Alberta justice said she want...

Khadr's Release On Bail Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm,' Feds Argue

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Granting bail to former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr while he appeals his war crimes conviction in the United States threatens the en...

Bail Decision In Hands Of Judge

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Lawyers for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr say he's optimistic, but not getting his hopes up, about getting out on bail.Following ...

Khadr Has Right To Bail, Lawyer Argues

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr says his client's appeal in the United States is taking too long and he should be rele...

Khadr's Bail Application Violates U.S. Deal: Feds

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canadian courts have no authority to grant Omar Khadr bail while he appeals his war-crimes conviction in the United States but should refuse...

Ex-U.S. General, Professors Back Khadr's Bail Application

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Professors, doctors, businessmen and even a former senior member of the U.S. military have put their names — and reputations — on the li...

Ban On Media Interview With Omar Khadr Upheld By Federal Court

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Media fighting for access to Omar Khadr have failed to show a prison-interview ban was politically motivated and violated their constitution...

Khadr Seeks Bail

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr is seeking bail pending disposition of his appeal in the United States against his disputed convicti...

Khadr Trying Again To Sue Canada For $20M

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr tries again Wednesday to expand his civil lawsuit against the federal government to include a clai...

Khadr Loses Bid To Have War-Crimes Convictions Tossed

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's Omar Khadr has lost his bid to have his war-crimes convictions tossed after the U.S. government argued a previously secret memo tha...

No Legal Basis To Charge Khadr With War Crimes: Secret U.S. Memo

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A previously secret memo on CIA involvement in drone killings is casting new doubt on whether the American government had any legal basis to...

Khadr Fights For Youth Sentence

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr turns to Alberta's top court Wednesday in hopes of having his eight-year prison term recognized as...

Khadr Headed To Medium-Security Prison: Lawyer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr says his client is to be transferred to a federal medium-security prison in central ...

Khadr Lawyers Want Lawsuit Expanded

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr deserves another chance to widen his civil lawsuit against the federal government but his lawyers ...

Khadr Appeal Hits 'Troubling' Snag

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An American military court has thrown a wrench into an attempt by former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr to appeal his war-crimes convict...

Khadr's Lawyers Challenge Adult Prison Detention

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - An Edmonton judge deciding if former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr should be transferred from a federal prison says his ruling will come...

Khadr Unfairly Branded Maximum Security Inmate: Ombudsman

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prison authorities ignored favourable information in unfairly branding former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr as a maximum security inmat...

Khadr Interview Nixed After 'Overt Political Interference'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A federal cabinet minister rejected a request for a prison interview with former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr even though the warden g...

What The Government Got Wrong About Khadr

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government's file on Omar Khadr contains faulty information based on a memo prepared by a senior policy analyst for Public Safet...

New Twist In Khadr Case

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Omar Khadr's two Canadian lawyers have stepped down as his counsel after the former Guantanamo Bay inmate turned again to a man who spent ye...

If Detained Abroad, Would Canada Defend You?

Irwin Cotler | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

The recent repatriation of Omar Khadr has demonstrated yet again that serious concerns remain about Canada's approach when its citizens are detained abroad. The rights of too many Canadians have been or continue to be violated in foreign countries, and Canadian governments have regrettably been inconsistent defenders of those rights. The Conservative record on Canadians detained abroad is deeply troubling, and it constitutes the aggravation of a problem that has existed for too long, under Liberal governments as well.

Doubts Cast On Khadr's Convictions

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A new American court ruling in favour of Osama bin Laden's driver has cast a shadow on the validity of Omar Khadr's war crimes convictions, ...

What's Next For Khadr?

CBC | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Politics

Omar Khadr spent a second day at the Millhaven federal penitentiary on Sunday under a 23-hour-a-day lockdown with a member of his legal team accusing ...

When Can Khadr Get Parole?

CBC | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Omar Khadr, a 26-year-old Canadian, is currently being held at Millhaven Institution, a maximum security prison in eastern Ontario after U.S. authorit...