My Latin American accent does not fit with the expression of tortures and murderers? Butchers can you intimidate me? being proud of whom I really am…
CANADIAN MEDIA WHY OMITTED THE VIDEO RECORDED OF THE MP ROXANE JAME?? The fascist, racist, and deceitful…Canadian media and the Conservative MP Roxane Jame; cannot manipulate the constituents of this country, and the world opinion: On how Omar khadr was convicted in Guantanamo Bay. His struggle for return to Canada and stay close to his family, the only option he had by the Canadian government to be transferred to a Canadian jail, was to plead guilty of crimes which he never committed. Omar khadr at the time of his apprehension in Afghanistan, he was a 15 years old boy protected by the Geneva Convention, a small child who was tortured and brutalized not only by his captors in Guantanamo, as well by the agents of his own government in order to plead guilty. Again the Canadian government with the help of the fraudulent media is trying to convince the Canadian people, that Omar khadr represent danger to the public. When overwhelming evidence collected throughout the years are revealing that he doesn’t represent danger to the public.
Canada Omar Khadr granted bail pending appeal, judge rules
An Alberta judge granted bail to former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr on Friday, saying keeping him behind bars while he appeals his American war crimes convictions would not be in the public interest.
In her ruling, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross said terms of his release will be determined by May 5.
“This is a circumstance where balancing a strong appeal and the public confidence in the administration of justice favour the same result,” Ross said in her decision.
“He has a strong basis for an appeal and the risk to public safety is not such that it is in the public’s best interest that he remain in pretrial detention in a manner that could render his appeal irrelevant.”
The Toronto-born Khadr, 28, is currently in the medium-security Bowden Institution in Innisfail, Alta., where he is serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010.
There was no immediate word on whether the government might try to appeal Ross’s decision.
“Omar is fortunate to be back in Canada where we have real courts and real laws,” said Nate Whitling, one of Khadr’s lawyers.
In court last month, Khadr’s lawyers argued their client has been a model prisoner who poses no threat to the community. They also said the appeal of his conviction by a widely maligned military commission stands a good chance of success, but was dragging on.
For its part, the government argued Ross had no jurisdiction to hear the unprecedented bail application from an offender convicted abroad and returned to Canada. Giving Khadr bail would undermine Canada’s international relations and obligations, the government argued.
It also said Ross had to take into account the fact that Khadr pleaded guilty to serious offences — including murder in violation of the laws of war for the death of an American special forces soldier in Afghanistan in 2002.
Khadr has said he only pleaded guilty to the five war crimes he was accused of committing as a 15-year-old to get out of Guantanamo Bay and be sent back to Canada.
Several prominent citizens in Edmonton — including academics and business people — have offered their support for his bail application.
His longtime lawyer, Dennis Edney, and wife, Patricia Edney, offered to take him into their home.
Next month, the Supreme Court will hear the government’s appeal of an Alberta court’s decision that Khadr should be treated as a juvenile offender.
In June, he applies for parole for the first time. Either way, he is eligible for statutory release in October 2016, after serving two-thirds of his sentence.
His sentence expires in 2018.