KHADR TO STAY WHERE HE IS FOR NOW

Oct 18, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr will not be transferred from a federal prison to a provincial jail.

Justice John Rooke has dismissed an application from Khadr’s lawyer that his 27-year-old client be moved out of the Edmonton institution where he is now.

Dennis Edney had argued that his client should be treated as a young offender and be moved out of maximum security.

in 2010  Khadr pleaded guilty to five war crimes offences, including murder, for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.

A U.S. military commission sentenced him to eight years without specifying a youth or adult sentence.

Toronto-born Khadr was transferred to Canada from Guantanamo Bay last fall.

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