Saturday, April 25, 2015

Alberta court allows bail for Omar Khadr

A judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta has approved the release of Omar Khadr on bail, although the precise conditions of release have not yet been set. A copy of the judgment in Khadr v. Bowden Institution 2015 ABQB 261 can be found here. According to this news account, the government will appeal. Khadr was convicted by a U.S military commission on charges of having killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in 2002. His case remains under review by the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review. In the mean time he has been transferred to Canada for incarceration.

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