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Canada to Pay $10 Million to Omar Khadr for Abuse Endured at Gitmo

HeadlineJul 05, 2017

Canada will issue an apology and pay $10 million to Omar Khadr for the abuses he suffered while imprisoned by the United States in Guantánamo Bay. Born in Toronto, Canada, Khadr was detained in 2002 by U.S. forces in Afghanistan before being transferred to Guantánamo Bay at the age of 16. Khadr became the first person since World War II to be prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal for acts committed as a juvenile. After eight years at Guantánamo, he confessed in 2010 to throwing a grenade that killed an American soldier. His lawyers say his statements were illegally obtained through torture and cruelty.

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