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Omar Khadr's Biography

Omar Ahmed Khadr (Arabic: عمر أحمد خضر‎; born September 19, 1986) is a Canadian citizen convicted for war crimes under the United States Military Commissions Act of 2009, including murder in violation of the law of war and providing material support for terrorism. Khadr was tried by a Guantanamo military commission tribunal, a venue reserved for non-American enemy combatants captured in the War on Terror. In October 2010 he pleaded guilty to the five charges against him as part of a plea agreement with military commission prosecutors.

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Omar Khadr (L) sits with his defense team as FBI Special Agent Robert Fuller (L rear) testifies in April
Omar Khadr (L) sits with his defense team as FBI Special Agent Robert Fuller (L rear) testifies in April
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  • The Conservatives are a ‘cruel and unusual' government

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 6 days ago
    As Justice Mactavish of course knew, Section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms reads that Everyone has the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment. These exact words cruel and unusual punishment
  • Omar Khadr agrees to stay in federal prison, but won't give up youth status

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 14 days ago
    President Barack Obama, flanked by the parents of released soldier Bowe Bergdahl says, "While Bowe was gone, he was never forgotten." Reuters Video Video The federal government applied for the stay while it asks the Supreme Court to hear its appeal
  • Every Canadian deserves justice. Even Omar Khadr

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 22 days ago
    The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jul. 09 2014, 7:30 PM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Jul. 09 2014, 7:30 PM EDT Omar Khadr is often referred to as a convicted war criminal and murderer. In a sense, he is: In 2010, he pleaded guilty to charges of

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