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New York Times on Omar Khadr

The Free Omar Committee welcomes the attention the New York Times draws in a recent article to the continual suffering of the men tortured and wrongly held at Guantanamo. 548 more words

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30 ways the Canadian government failed Omar Khadr

September 19th, on the occasion of Omar’s 30 birthday, an article by Free Omar member and writer Kathleen Copps.

Omar Khadr turns 30 today. Released on bail in May 2015, he still faces limitations to his freedom and legal challenges ahead. 83 more words

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GlobalFest tackles thought-provoking themes around human rights and freedoms

As our city becomes more multicultural and diverse — welcoming over 2,100 refugees alone this past year — thought-provoking forums examining human rights and freedom of expression become more relevant than ever. 496 more words

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Documentary about Omar Khadr 'Guantanamo's Child' nominated for Emmy

CBC News, July 24, 2016 | Full article by Mark Lamoureux: Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr documentary nominated for Emmy

Fragments from the article:


Peter Raymont, the executive producer of the documentary, said he is honoured to be nominated. 208 more words

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. on Gender-Neutral Staffing of Guard Forces at JTF-GTMO

Military commissions are part of our system of military justice.  The Department of Defense, and we personally, are committed to fairness and transparency in military commission proceedings, and to the independence of the judges who oversee them. 147 more words

Department Of Defense

U.S. court won't toss judge who refuses to step down from Omar Khadr's war crimes appeal panel

TORONTO — An attempt by Canada’s Omar Khadr to have a judge thrown off his appeal panel has raised important legal questions that U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress should deal with quickly, a court in Washington has ruled. 578 more words


‘Happy anniversary’: One year after he was let on bail, Omar Khadr has release conditions relaxed

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr celebrated the first anniversary of being let out on bail by having several release conditions removed or relaxed.

The 29 year old appeared in an Edmonton courtroom Thursday and listened as Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross amended his bail conditions with the agreement of the federal government. 541 more words