Youngest Guantanamo Detainee to Be Released on Bail in Canada

Toronto-born Omar Khadr, the youngest ever detainee held in Guantanamo Bay's prison, will be released from Canadian prison on bail Thursday. A judge refused a final attempt by the Canadian government to keep him jailed. Khadr, who was taken into custody at 15-years-old, was convicted of killing a U.S. soldier and spent 10 years in the U.S. detention center. Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby didn't agree with the government's emergency request to stop Omar Khadr release's while he appeals his U.S. war crimes conviction. A lower court judge granted him bail last month. Since 2012 Khadr has been held in Canada, serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010. He was convicted of war crimes, including throwing a grenade when he was 15 years old that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer in Afghanistan during a 2002 firefight.



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