Press release – Omar Khadr: Committee against Torture recommends transfer to Canada and redress for human rights violations

Press release written by ICLMG and Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada

The Committee against Torture issued its Concluding Observations on Canada on May 31. The hearing on Canada was held in Geneva May 21-22. Among the issues the Committee reviewed was Canada’s treatment of Canadian Omar Khadr during his ongoing detention at Guantánamo prison. Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen, captured in at age 15 in Afghanistan by the US in 2002 and imprisoned since in Bagram and Guantánamo Bay prisons. 

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