In this U.S. military-approved sketch from May 2008, Omar Khadr, 21, is seen flanked by his lawyers in the miltary commissions trial room at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Omar Khadr says he is a peaceful person and wants to live a normal life in Canada, where he formed "joyful memories" of school and going to the zoo and car shows.Quote has been trimmed
In handwritten answers to six questions sent to him by CBC News, Khadr writes from his prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that Canadians shouldn't be afraid of him, nor believe what they've heard about him.
"I'm a peaceful person," he writes, asking people in Canada to "give me a chance in life and don't believe what you've heard, and believe what you see with your own eyes."
Khadr's answers to the CBC's questions were conveyed through his military and civilian lawyers and were scrutinized by military censors at the U.S. naval base in southeastern Cuba.
The answers were sent in an envelope through the mail to Khadr's Edmonton lawyer, Dennis Edney, with "Camp Delta" listed as part of the return address. Camp Delta is the least restrictive of the U.S. military prisons at the naval base, where inmates deemed co-operative by jail authorities are allowed to read, mingle socially, take classes and have more exercise than less compliant prisoners.