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Canada continues to persecute torture victim Omar Khadr

By Graham Beverly
December 16, 2014
World Socialist Web Site

Canada’s Supreme Court has chosen to hear the Conservative government’s appeal of a lower court ruling that US torture victim Omar Khadr should be considered a “young offender.” 1,072 more words

Civil Rights

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Horse sense

Re: “Some sense on horses,” Editorial, Dec. 5.

Culling horses in the mountains seems unfair, as they have been running free for hundreds of years. 656 more words

Taxes

Government spends millions of dollars on legal challenges against Omar Khadr - another court battle to come

A decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the federal government’s challenge of Omar Khadr’s youth status stunned his lawyers on Thursday, although not much would have changed for him if the decision had gone the other way, writes… 566 more words

Defence Watch

Supreme Court to hear federal challenge to Omar Khadr youth status in decision that stuns lawyers

TORONTO — A decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the federal government’s challenge of Omar Khadr’s youth status stunned his lawyers on Thursday, although not much would have changed for him if the decision had gone the other way. 545 more words

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Supreme Court agrees to hear Omar Khadr youth status appeal

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a federal government appeal related to Omar Khadr‘s youth status.

The case deals with a lower court ruling which held that the former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be deemed to be serving a youth sentence. 79 more words

Canada

Omar Khadr's youth status headed to top court

TORONTO – A decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the federal government’s challenge of Omar Khadr’s youth status stunned his lawyers on Thursday, although not much would have changed for him if the decision had gone the other way. 543 more words

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Omar Khadr, already blind in one eye, needs immediate surgery to save failing sight in the other

EDMONTON — Shortly after Omar Khadr wrote his Grade 12 social studies exam in prison this summer, his eyesight began to fail.

By the end of August, Khadr, 28, was unable to read and resorted to audiotapes of books while prison authorities looked for medical care. 449 more words

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