Wednesday, July 5, 2017

United States v. Khadr -- Canada to pay, but who will collect?

Canada has agreed to pay Omar Khadr, who was convicted by a U.S. military commission, some $10,000,000 and to issue an apology, based on Canada's involvement in his interrogation at Guantanamo Bay. Meanwhile, the widow of a U.S. soldier he killed and another soldier he wounded are initiating proceedings to collect the state court money judgment they obtained against Khadr in the U.S. Details here. Excerpt:
Tabitha Speer and Layne Morris allege Mr. Khadr was responsible for the death of Sergeant Christopher Speer and Mr. Morris’s injuries in Afghanistan. Two sources say they are expected to ask the Ontario Superior Court as early as Wednesday to uphold a 2015 Utah civil court judgment ordering Mr. Khadr to pay them $134-million (U.S.) for his actions in Afghanistan. 
“They are trying to get an emergency injunction in a Canadian court to have their award in the United States enforced in Canada,” one source said. “Their desire is to have U.S. courts enforced in Canada, which would mean that any money that goes to Mr. Khadr would go to them.”

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