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Omar Khadr, Last Western Detainee At Gitmo, Returns To Canada - Albertan's Rallied for his Return

 
November 2008 - Edmonton 9/11 Truth joined forces with supporters of Omar Khadr rally for his return to Canada. The rally was held at Churchill Square and the Winspere theatre. Members of Edmonton's 9/11 Truth Movement set up an information table, sharing news and information why Canada must investigate the 9/11 with an Independent Public Investigation.  Edmonton activists shared free copies of Richard Gage's 9/11 Blue Print for Truth DVDs (Winnipeg Conference - published by former Dr. Joe Hawkins of StopLying.ca) 

September 29, 2012 - TORONTO -AP NEWS - Canada's public safety minister says the last Western detainee held at Guantanamo has returned to Canada.

Vic Toews said Saturday that 26-year-old Omar Khadr arrived at a military base on a U.S. government plane early Saturday and has been transferred to Millhaven maximum security prison in Bath, Ontario.

Music Video " Welcome Back Khadr " 

 
Omar Khadr is the only child soldier to be prosecuted for war crimes in modern times, in blatant disregard for International Law. He is the last remaining Western citizen to be left in Guantanamo Bay, having spent over 10 years in torturous conditions condemned by the UN, Canadian courts, and international human rights organizations.In October 2010, after years of dragging its feet, Canada finally decided that Omar would spend one more year in Guantanamo Bay and seven more years in a Canadian prison.That one year in Guantanamo Bay was up in October 2011. Omar Khadr should now be brought back to Canada, in accordance with the plea agreement, the law, and Canada's own commitments.The Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Federal Court of Appeal support his return to Canada.The United Nations Committee Against Torture has condemned Canada for its treatment of Omar and called for his transfer back to Canada.Even the US has chastised Canada for stalling his transfer and is eager to send Omar back. 
Calgary's Evelyn Wreckage

Edmonton rallies for Omar Khadr's return to Canada on the front steps of the Alberta Legilature January 7, 2012 - YouTube Report by Doug Brinkman - The Civil Information Activist

Update - September 29 Civil Actions - Farmer's Market

My thanks to 9/11 Blogger for allowing me to post this story about Omar Khadr, I know this can not be an easy post to read for many of my American or Canadian friends with-in the 9/11 Truth Movement - My sincere condolences to the family of Sergeant First Class (SFC) Christopher James Speer (September 9, 1973 – August 6, 2002) was a U.S. Army combat medic and an armed member of a special operations team who was fatally wounded during a skirmish in Afghanistan on July 27, 2002. Speer, who was not wearing a helmet at the time because the mission called for indigenous clothing, suffered a head wound from a grenade and succumbed to his injuries approximately two weeks later.

Khadr pled guilty to the murder of Christopher Speer. On October 29, 2010, despite the prosecution psychiatrist testifying that he showed no signs of remorse, Khadr apologized to the widow of Speer for the pain he had caused her. Khadr also said his eight years in prison had taught him "the beauty of life". Defence attorney Lieutenant Colonel Jon Jackson made a passionate argument to the war crimes tribunal sentencing panel saying that Khadr had no option but to fight in the gun battle: "Omar Khadr was a lawful target but he didn't have the right to fight back," Jackson said. On October 31, 2010, Khadr was sentenced to eight more years in custody in accordance with the plea agreement which was unsealed after the military sentencing jury recommended that he should serve 40 years.
On September 29, 2012 Khadr was repatriated and will serve the remainder of his sentence in Canada; he was the last Western detainee at Guantanámo Bay prison. Under Canadian law he is eligible for parole in 2013.