Khadr’s char­ter rights were vi­o­lated

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Omar Khadr

In re­gards to Omar Khadr re­ceiv­ing a set­tle­ment of $10 mil­lion dol­lars from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment, he is not get­ting it for his ac­tions in Afghanistan. The set­tle­ment is be­cause the fed­eral gov­ern­ment un­der Stephen Harper and Jean Chré­tien vi­o­lated his Char­ter Rights and Free­doms mul­ti­ple times ac­cord­ing to the Supreme Court. He was ba­si­cally aban­doned to U.S. ‘care’ in Guan­tanamo Bay, de­nied ac­cess to a lawyer, and was told to ei­ther plead guilty to mur­der, de­spite be­ing a child sol­dier, or he’d be held in­def­i­nitely with­out trial while the gov­ern­ment that was sup­posed to help him did noth­ing. Tom Snider, Hamil­ton

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