Khadr loses – will appeal

It was reported last week that Alberta Associate Chief Justice Rooke denied the application to lighten the 27 yr-old terrorist Omar Khadr’s incareration from Edmonton Max to a less-restrictive Provincial Facility.

The judge stressed his ruling had nothing to do with Khadr’s background, other than the fact he is a Canadian, nor his age, the circumstances of his pre-transfer detention or which facility would be better or worse for him.

“…. placement does not involve increasing or decreasing the seriousness of punishment – the sentence is the punishment.”

Khadr’s lawyer said he plans to appeal.

Maclean’s did a piece on Khadr’s $10 million damages lawsuit against the Federal Government for violating his constitutional rights while detained in Gitmo.

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