Saturday, September 29, 2012


Omar Khadr one of Guantanamo's more famous children has finally been repatriated to his home- Canada.
Khadr was 15 years old and badly wounded when he was brought to Guantanamo- now ten years later he is finally released to finish his prison sentence in Canada. Under Canada law he should be released very soon despite the fact that he has a long sentence- because Canadian law recognizes that a sentence like his-imposed on a child is not only illegal but unconscionable. Hopefully Bush wannabe Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper will not interfere with Khadr's release and rehabilitation. If Khadr had been held in virtually any other country he would have been treated as a victim instead of a war criminal.
Shame on the US (of course) but also shame on Canada for allowing Khadr to be imprisoned for these many years.
Read more here and here.