Terrorist appears in Canadian court, first time in public in 11 years

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Alleged 9/11 plotters' hearing after Ramadan

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Supreme Court changes mind on detainees

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court reversed course Friday and agreed to hear the appeals of detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison on Cuba.

U.S. high court nixes Guantanamo appeals

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Detainees facing new U.S. trial system

GUANTANAMO, Cuba, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Three high profile detainees at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay are to face charges under a new trial system approved by the U.S. Congress, The Daily Telegraph said. Chief prosecutor Colonel Morris Davies recently issued charges against Australian David Hicks, Cana

Omar Ahmed Khadr (in Arabic عمر أحمد خضر) (born September 19, 1986) is a Canadian citizen born in Toronto. He was captured on July 27, 2002 by American forces at the age of 15 following a four-hour firefight in the village of Ayub Kheyl, Afghanistan. He has spent seven years in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps accused of war crimes and providing support to terrorism after allegedly throwing a grenade that killed a US soldier.

He is the youngest prisoner held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp by the United States and has been frequently referred to as a child soldier. The only Western citizen remaining in Guantanamo, Khadr is unique in that Canada has refused to seek extradition or repatriation despite the urgings of Amnesty International, UNICEF, the Canadian Bar Association and other prominent organisations. In 2009, it was revealed that the Canadian government had spent over $1.3 million to ensure Khadr remained in Guantanamo.

A 2009 review determined that the Canadian Cabinet had failed Khadr, by refusing to acknowledge his juvenile status or his repeated claims of being abused. In April 2009, the Federal Court of Canada ruled that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms made it obligatory for the government to immediately demand Khadr's return. After a hearing before the Court of Appeals produced the same result, the government announced they would argue their case before the Supreme Court of Canada. In January 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that Khadr's constitutional rights had clearly been violated, but it stopped short of ordering the government to seek his return to Canada.

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