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Omar Khadr Welcome Here

Although it remains unforgivable that the US government arranged for a prisoner who was a child when captured to be regarded as a war criminal for being involved in combat during a war, and although it will be an indelible black mark against the Obama administration when the history books about this period are written, the baton of injustice has, for the last eleven months, passed back to Canada, where the government of Stephen Harper is refusing to honor its part of the plea deal, according to which Omar would have returned to Canada last October. Yesterday, September 19, Omar turned 26 in Guantanamo but the Canadian government continues to drag its heels, making a mockery of any claim that Canada cares about human rights or the law… (Andy Worthington) More here.

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