Former Gitmo inmate to receive $10 million and apology from Canadian government

A former inmate of the Guantanamo prison camp, returned to Canada in 2015 and then released, will get $10 million from the Canadian government and an apology. Omar Khadr, the son of a known al-Qaeda terrorist leader, was captured after a firefight in Afghanistan where he threw a grenade, killing a U.S. medic and wounding others.  These facts are not in dispute.  Khadr pleaded guilty to the charges but claimed he was a "child soldier" forced to fight by his father. Khadr's lawyer says his client was tortured by the U.S. while he was at Guantanamo, suffering from sleep deprivation and psychological stress.  The lawyer also claims that his client was not given adequate medical care. Globe and Mail: Mr. Khadr was captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 in 2002, following a shootout with U.S. troops where he was badly wounded – blinded by shrapnel in one eye and with fist-sized exit wounds in his shoulder and chest. He was accused of...(Read Full Post)