The Canadian government is not only paying millions of dollars to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner but will also issue an apology to a man who pleaded guilty to killing an American soldier in Afghanistan.
An official with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday that Omar Khadr will get $8 million. The official spoke on condition anonymity because the deal has yet been publicly disclosed.
The deal was reached between Khadr’s lawyers and Canada’s justice ministry last month.
Khadr was jailed in Guantanamo Bay for 10 years and his case garnered international attention after he was described as a child soldier.
In 2010, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that Khadr was placed under “oppressive circumstances” by Canadian intelligence officials when he was interrogated at Guantanamo Bay in 2003.
He now lives in an Edmonton, Alberta apartment and wants to finish his education as a nurse. He has also apologized to the families of the victims and said he rejects violence.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was captured in Afghanistan back in 2002 when he was 15 following a firefight with U.S. soldiers. He pleaded guilty to the murder of a U.S. Army medic and was then the youngest inmate in the prison.
The Canadian Supreme Court in 2010 ruled that Canada “breached his rights by sending intelligence agents to interrogate him”.