BREAKING: Omar Khadr wins appeal, will be transferred from federal prison


mentalfloss
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Omar Khadr wins appeal, will be transferred from federal prison

Omar Khadr should be serving his time in a provincial facility and must be transferred from federal prison, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday.

Khadr, a Canadian who pleaded guilty in a U.S. military court to war-crimes charges, would have been sentenced as a youth had he been in Canada, the judges wrote.

Khadr was transferred to Canada under the International Transfer of Offenders Act.

"We conclude that Khadr ought to have been placed in a provincial correctional facility for adults," wrote Justices Catherine Fraser, Jack Watson and Myra Bielby.

"In summary, the eight-year sentence imposed on Khadr in the United States could only have been available as a youth sentence under Canadian law, and not an adult one, had the offences been committed in Canada."

Omar Khadr wins appeal, will be transferred from federal prison
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Free Khadr!
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

"In summary, the eight-year sentence imposed on Khadr in the United States could only have been available as a youth sentence under Canadian law, and not an adult one, had the offences been committed in Canada."

This comment is an interesting inclusion
 
EagleSmack
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Free him and give him his ticker tape parade!
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Omar Khadr wins appeal, will be transferred from federal prison

Omar Khadr should be serving his time in a provincial facility and must be transferred from federal prison, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday.

Khadr, a Canadian who pleaded guilty in a U.S. military court to war-crimes charges, would have been sentenced as a youth had he been in Canada, the judges wrote.

Khadr was transferred to Canada under the International Transfer of Offenders Act.

"We conclude that Khadr ought to have been placed in a provincial correctional facility for adults," wrote Justices Catherine Fraser, Jack Watson and Myra Bielby.

"In summary, the eight-year sentence imposed on Khadr in the United States could only have been available as a youth sentence under Canadian law, and not an adult one, had the offences been committed in Canada."

Omar Khadr wins appeal, will be transferred from federal prison

The man should have been freed 10 years ago.
 
Locutus
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Cap locks
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

The man should have been freed 10 years ago.

And hopefully move next door to you when his sentence is served?
 
petros
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He'd be better than Wilf.
 
Cliffy
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Good for him. He was framed. His treatment was criminal, while the real criminals who committed crimes against humanity and war crimes, like Bush and Cheney, walk free.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

And hopefully move next door to you when his sentence is served?


Better than someone you don't know! -

Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Good for him. He was framed. His treatment was criminal, while the real criminals who committed crimes against humanity and war crimes, like Bush and Cheney, walk free.


Don't get too carried away, Cliffy! -

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

He'd be better than Wilf.


WTF is Wilf?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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I am truly amazed that there are otherwise rational people here who are treating this f-u-c-k-u-p as some sort of hero or martyre.
 
Locutus
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he'll have a fun time at midland and eglinton.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I am truly amazed that there are otherwise rational people here who are treating this f-u-c-k-u-p as some sort of hero or martyre.


Amazing, isn't it.

The claims that he was framed and/or a 'child soldier' are even more hilarious
 
Locutus
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Updated Federal government aims to block Omar Khadr's transfer to provincial jail
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Amazing, isn't it.

The claims that he was framed and/or a 'child soldier' are even more hilarious


It's a desecration of the justice system, for one thing it was war and second his guilt was never proved beyond a reasonable doubt and third a confession was gleaned in a nefarious way and fourth if he had of been convicted of first degree murder as a juvenile he'd have served 7 years max. The entire charade is bullsh*t.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I am truly amazed that there are otherwise rational people here who are treating this f-u-c-k-u-p as some sort of hero or martyre.


You are? Considering who they are I am not surprised in the slightest.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

It's a desecration of the justice system, for one thing it was war and second his guilt was never proved beyond a reasonable doubt and third a confession was gleaned in a nefarious way and fourth if he had of been convicted of first degree murder as a juvenile he'd have served 7 years max. The entire charade is bullsh*t.


You seem very informed about this.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post



You seem very informed about this.


Like most people, just watch the news! It's not rocket science. -
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

It's a desecration of the justice system, for one thing it was war and second his guilt was never proved beyond a reasonable doubt and third a confession was gleaned in a nefarious way and fourth if he had of been convicted of first degree murder as a juvenile he'd have served 7 years max. The entire charade is bullsh*t.

It is unbelievable in a nation claiming democracy.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Like most people, just watch the news! It's not rocket science. -

Al Jezzera?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Al Jezzera?


Sorry there Einstein- C.B.C. and Global.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

It is unbelievable in a nation claiming democracy.


Tell ya what... Hows about we ship him back to Afghanistan and allow them to hear poor Omar's tale of woe and sadness.

Let them decide what, if anything, is fitting

What say you Spade?...
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Tell ya what... Hows about we ship him back to Afghanistan and allow them to hear poor Omar's tale of woe and sadness.

Let them decide what, if anything, is fitting

What say you Spade?...


Spade's got it right, Capt. -
He's a Canadian boy, we don't ship our citizens to hostile countries.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Sorry there Einstein- C.B.C. and Global.


You're calling me Einstein? If his guilt was never proved beyond a reasonable doubt then why is he STILL in a Canadian prison?


lmao... Such utter failure.
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Spade's got it right, Capt. -
He's a Canadian boy, we don't ship our citizens to hostile countries.

But, the Captain, is free to go, He could teach justice to fifteen-year-old children. There clearly is a need.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Spade's got it right, Capt. -
He's a Canadian boy, we don't ship our citizens to hostile countries.


Ironic, Afghanistan was in part extra-hostile due to the terrorist actions of Khadr and if memory serves, he is not an Afghan citizen yet decided to make war within their borders.

That said, as Canada has a number of Extradition Treaties with many other nations, I suppose that it may make sense establishing one (if we don't have it already) with Afghanistan.

Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

But, the Captain, is free to go, He could teach justice to fifteen-year-old children. There clearly is a need.


I see that you demand Democracy, but only on a 1-way basis and when it suits your fancy... The rest of the time, it is of little use to you I guess
 
EagleSmack
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Geez... are they getting talking points from Dancing Loon? She thought Khadr was the cutest little thing and wanted to just take him home and give him a hug.





Look at the little angel... why is he making a bundt cake?


 
captain morgan
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Yes, the wee little lamb... He's making bundt cake and crafts for the orphans.

What a sweet, innocent lad.
 
EagleSmack
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Story time in Canada!





Don't you just want to hug him?
 
captain morgan
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Boy, sure got quiet around here.... Wonder where all the Khadr supporters wandered-off to?

Maybe they're making crafts and bundt cakes to take to the church picnic next Sunday.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Story time in Canada!





Don't you just want to hug him?

He was of legal age, and will face the death penalty in the US
Khadr was a Child Soldier.

Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Boy, sure got quiet around here.... Wonder where all the Khadr supporters wandered-off to?

Supporters, no, rule of law.
 
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