An Alberta court has granted bail to Omar Khadr, 28, and he could be released from an Alberta jail on May 5 after suffering torture and deserted by successive Canadian governments for 13 years.
“I hoped that justice would prevail and it did. We’ll have a date with a judge in coming weeks and we’ll talk about conditions of release,” said his lawyer Dennis Edney.
As expected, the pro-Israel, anti-Muslim Harper government is disappointed at the verdict. It has consistently opposed any effort to free the so-called “child soldier”, said it will contest the ruling.
“We are disappointed and will appeal this decision,” Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, an Israeli-poodle and an open defender of the Six Million Died myth, said in a statement.
Omar Khadr was born into a Torontonian family with Egyptian-Palestinian roots in 1987. He was found buried and severely wounded under a collapsed building by America’s Afghan allies against Taliban, the Northern Alliance warlords. They sold him to American occupation force which transferred him to the notorious Guantanamo Bay concentration camp in 2002. The 15-year-old boy became the youngest POW since WW II.
The official story is that Khadr threw a grenade that eventually killed Sgt. Christopher Speer, who was evacuated. However, the US attacked the compound with such ferocity that much of the building and adjacent outhouses collapsed, and Khadr was found buried under rubble, heavily wounded.
Khadr was reluctantly saved by medics despite himself calling out to be killed, he was then initially transferred to Bagram Prison for treatment, where he endured psychological torture.
Latter, Khadr was transferred to Guantanamo Bay. He had only turned 16 a few weeks prior. His treatment there was nothing short of torture, it was barbaric and a testament to a lack of recognition the US has for human rights.
Subject to forced nudity, extreme temperatures, sexual humiliation, isolation, and abuse, he told his lawyers he was shackled by his hands and feet to a bolt on the floor and left for five to six hours a day.
This is in addition to being used as a human mop – Khadr was forced to urinate on himself before being subject to US guards pouring cleaning fluid on him.
However this is unfortunately nothing new where Guantanamo Bay is concerned, as the US has a history of abusing prisoners at the facility and at many other locations across the globe.
Khadr’s lawyers argue that the Canadian government acted illegally by sending interrogators to Omar in 2002 and 2004 whilst held in Guantanamo Bay, before then refusing to hand over documents that would prove his innocence.
In August 2009, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled in a 9-0 vote that Canadian officials had violated Khadr’s rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. On October 25, 2010 Khadr pleaded guilty for a catalogue of crimes under torture including, conspiracy, spying, providing material support for terrorism, and murder in violation of the laws of war. Under this plea deal, Khadr would be to serve one more year in Guantanamo Bay before being repatriated.
Finally on September 29, 2012, 9 years and 11 months after this ordeal began, Khadr was finally returned to his native Canada to serve his remaining eight year sentence in the maximum security prison Millhaven Institution near Kingston, Ontario.
Barack Obama repeatedly lied to close down Guantanamo Bay. There are 122 innocent Muslim still languishing at the facility. Yemen’s former Hadi government had agreed to accept 47 of them. However, now with Sana’a under anti-Israel/ISIS Shia Houthis, Obama’s plan has hit the garbage bin.
Omar Khadr was made a symbol of Zionist-controlled West’s hatred of Islam and Muslims like Pakistani academic, Aafia Siddiqui, PhD, British journalist and human-rights activist, Moazzam Begg and hundreds of other Muslims around the world were arrested and kept unlawfully at Guantanamo Bay. On the other hand, hundreds of Israeli Jews arrested in the aftermath of 9/11 were released and deported to the Zionist entity.