No ad­e­quate rem­edy for Guan­tanamo Bay

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Khadr case

I sup­port the gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to com­pen­sate Omar Khadr as a rem­edy for its fail­ure to rec­og­nize his sta­tus as a child sol­dier and the fail­ure to pro­tect his char­ter rights.

I am not sure that the re­ported amount is suf­fi­cient, but I am sure and cer­tain there will never be a rem­edy for the Amer­i­can de­ten­tion cen­tre and tor­ture cham­ber in which he was held. The ac­tiv­i­ties at this place were, and maybe still are, so heinous that is lo­cated at Guan­tanamo Bay, in a for­eign coun­try, be­cause such ac­tiv­i­ties would clearly be il­le­gal if con­ducted on Amer­i­can soil and sub­ject to Amer­i­can laws. Thomas White, Hamil­ton

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