Thursday, May 7, 2015

Canada: Omar Khadr set free - on bail

It's official: Omar Khadr, convicted of killing US Army Medic SFC Christopher Speer, is out of prison and 'free' to walk the streets of Canada.  When Canada agreed to take Khadr from GITMO, following his Tribunal, I predicted that within the year he WOULD be walking free...Long time readers know what I think about this, so here's the CBC reportage on this day:

Omar Khadr to be freed on bail while awaiting appeal

Alberta Court of Appeal judge says no clear evidence there would be irreparable harm

CBC News  May 07, 2015

After 13 years in prison Omar Khadr will be free on bail while he appeals his convictions in the United States for war crimes.

​In court on Thursday, Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby said there was no clear evidence there would be irreparable harm if he were released.

Khadr was expected to be released within the next two hours and was expected to be free by noon MT.

Some supporters gasped and clapped while others cried after hearing Justice Bielby ruling.

Court of Queen's Bench Justice June Ross granted Khadr bail last month, but the federal government appealed that decision....
Be sure to watch the reaction to this development from FOX: Canadian judge frees former teen terrorist who killed US Army medic

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