Jack Hallam, an 84 year old retired zoologist, has left Khadr $700 dollars to help pay for his education and because he thought that Khadr had been treated badly both by the U.S. and Canadian government.
Omar Khadr may have won his case to be released from from Guantanamo Bay and be brought back to Canada, but he is still not back in Canada. The Canadian government announced this morning that it will appeal the decision again.
Omar Khadr is set to appear in a Guantanamo Bay courtroom today. Yet, the fact that Omar Khadr has not been returned to Canada is a tragedy for the protection of our citizens and youth and a travesty of international law.
After eight years of delays Omar Khadr will appear in a Guantanamo Bay courtroom on Monday charged with participating in war crimes when he was just 15, making him the youngest person to be held in Guantanamo Bay's detention camps.
Have the basic rights of Omar Khadr been violated while he has been detained at Guantanamo Bay? Should he have been treated as a child soldier or as an adult by the rules of the International Red Cross.