Whisked from Guantanamo Bay to Millhaven Institution, Omar Khadr tries to learn the ropes

Janet Hamlin

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY AND COLIN FREEZE

October 1, 2012 – Globe and Mail

Eleven months after Canada pledged to bring him back from Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr’s fate is in the hands of prison officials as the convicted terrorist tries to learn the rules in a home he can’t remember.

The pre-dawn flight via American military aircraft on Saturday that brought the 26-year-old to Ontario from the U.S. naval base where he was imprisoned for nine years and 11 months came as a surprise to Mr. Khadr, his lawyers and his family, who learned of it from television news.

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Omar Khadr in Canadian prison after return from Guantanamo Bay

Janet Hamlin

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY

September 29, 2012 – Globe and Mail

For the first time in 10 years and three months, Omar Khadr’s fate rests outside the hands of politicians and military personnel.

Toronto-born Mr. Khadr left Guantanamo Bay’s detention centre in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning via U.S. military aircraft. He set foot on Canadian soil just over three hours later.

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Khadr’s lawyers ask court to demand decision on Guantanamo detainee’s return to Canada

Janet Hamlin

Saturday, July 14 – Globe and Mail

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY

Omar Khadr’s Canadian lawyers are asking a federal court to order Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to make up his mind on whether to bring the Canadian convict back to serve time in Canada.

In an application filed on Friday, John Norris and Brydie Bethell asked judges to review what they argue is an unreasonable delay in deciding on Mr. Khadr’s transfer application. The 25-year-old was eligible to return to serve the rest of his sentence in Canada as of October, 2011.

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