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.