lundi 17 juillet 2017

Canada Pays 8 Million And Apologizes To Terrorist

Liberals officially announce payout and formal apology to Omar Khadr


Khadr wound up in U.S. custody at Guantanamo at age 15 for allegedly throwing a grenade that killed American soldier Christopher Speer in Afghanistan in 2002. He pleaded guilty to five war crimes — including killing Speer — before a military commission, a process that has since been widely condemned.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that the Canadian government’s participation in the “then-illegal military regime” at Guantanamo breached Khadr’s guarantee of fundamental justice under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

As I understand it, a Canadian citizen went to go fight with ISIS, killed an American soldier and blinded another soldier with a grenade, was sent to Gitmo, and received 8 million dollars and an apology from the government for "trampling" his civil rights.

Meanwhile, the wife of the slain soldier may not be able to pursue her own claims against this guy.

Should the fact that he left his own country to go fight alongside ISIS in any way negate his civil rights? Isn't he basically declaring war by joining ISIS?

A lot of people in Canada are furious about this (so I've read). My reaction at the moment is that this is incredibly stupid.

I think this sets a bad precedent, but I don't know, I only found out about this half an hour ago. I'd like to see other opinions.

By the way, I wasn't sure if this was the best sub-forum for this. It includes US and Canada, and some politics. Mods move this as you see fit.

via International Skeptics Forum

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