Toronto born Omar Khadr who now lives in Edmonton $10 million dollars richer thanks to the Trudeau government won his battle in Court.
The story of Khadr start back in July 27, 2002.
Omar Ahmed Sayid Khadr (born September 19, 1986) is a Canadian who was detained at Guantanamo Bay as a minor and held there for 10 years. In a firefight during the United States invasion of Afghanistan on July 27, 2002, in the village of Ayub Kheyl, in which several Taliban fighters were killed, Khadr, not yet 16, was severely wounded. After being detained at Bagram, he was sent to Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. During his detention, he was interrogated by Canadian as well as US intelligence officers. He was imprisoned for throwing a grenade during the firefight that resulted in the death of an American soldier. At the time, he was 15 years old and had been brought to Afghanistan by his father, who was affiliated with an extreme religious group. (Wikipedia)
His father Ahmed Said Khadr, was an Egyptian citizen who had ties to a number of militant and Mujahideen leaders in Afghanistan, including Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaeda. He was accused of being a “senior associate” and financier of al-Qaeda, but his family insisted he maintained the contacts to help his charity work.
Is he innocent?
Khadr was only 15 years old when he was shot and detained by U.S. Special Forces following a firefight in Afghanistan. The Pentagon charged Khadr with “murder in violation of the laws of war,” for the death of Delta Force soldier Sgt. Christopher Speer, who was fatally wounded in the July 2002 firefight.
Thousands of American service members were killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but Khadr remains the only captive the U.S. has prosecuted for murder under the Military Commissions Act, which the U.S. drafted following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Prior to 9/11, it was not considered a war crime to kill a soldier in a war zone.
Khadr accepted a plea deal in Guantanamo in 2010 in return for being able to come back to Canada. But he said in a 2015 interview with the Star that he doesn’t know if he threw the grenade that ultimately killed Speer and saw the deal as his only way out of the prison. (TheStar.com)
Let’s connect the logic:
- His father was a extremist
- He killed an American soldier
- He lost a court case for not answering the phone by himself or his lawyers for $100+ million
- He won a court case wirh advice and help from the UN and the Canadian government.
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