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Re: The Khadr Thread
« Reply #2425 on: April 25, 2019, 21:33:14 »
Rehabilitated? Time will tell. I have my doubts.

As do I.  But given his "red" celebrity status, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the Liberals didn't trot him out as a shining pre-election example of how they stood up for the "Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian" slogan used to counter Harper in 2015.

Right next to Joshua Boyle.
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Re: The Khadr Thread
« Reply #2426 on: April 26, 2019, 10:34:39 »
We should all show up at the next interview and throw sandals in his general direction. Just being culturally sensitive and all that.

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Re: The Khadr Thread
« Reply #2427 on: September 25, 2019, 20:43:48 »
Khadr is appealing his war crimes conviction: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/u-s-military-court-appoints-panel-to-hear-omar-khadr-s-war-crimes-appeal-1.4610196

"In October 2010, Khadr pleaded guilty to five purported war crimes before a widely maligned U.S. military commission and was sentenced to eight more years in prison. He later said he pleaded guilty as his only way out of Guantanamo Bay.
Khadr's appeal argument -- with some support from U.S. courts -- is that the commission convicted him of offences that weren't crimes at the time he allegedly committed them. However, the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review that sits as a first appeal forum for commission verdicts has steadfastly refused to hear his case.
That precludes Khadr, who turned 33 last week, from taking his fight to a civilian appellate court where normal rules of evidence apply."



Are Canadian taxpayers are funding these legal proceedings?
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Re: The Khadr Thread
« Reply #2428 on: September 25, 2019, 21:19:44 »
Khadr is appealing his war crimes conviction: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/u-s-military-court-appoints-panel-to-hear-omar-khadr-s-war-crimes-appeal-1.4610196

Are Canadian taxpayers are funding these legal proceedings?

Doesn't matter either way; taxpayers pay for it directly or indirectly through the millions the Canadian gov't awarded him because of various "abuses" he suffered at the hands of Canadian officials.
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