At 15, Omar Khadr was captured by US Special Forces in Afghanistan and charged several years later with the death of a U.S. soldier. For 11 years he has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and now Canada.
Canada was the lone Western country not to secure the release of its citizen from Guantanamo. In 2012 Khadr was finally returned to Canada but remains imprisoned at Millhaven maximum security prison.
Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr´s Canadian lawyer, is the recipient of the 2009 Human Rights Medal awarded by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia for work that “has helped to promote and further human rights”. He will join Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada, the BCCLA and the Vancouver Free Omar Khadr Now Committee for this special evening event at SFU Harbour Centre.
Admission is free. No advanced registration required.
- The BCCLA repeatedly called for Omar Khadr’s repatriation and for the conformity of Canada’s actions with international law regarding child soldiers. Read more at our National Security Blog.
Hosted by the “Vancouver Free Omar Khadr Now Committee”
Co-sponsored by the BC Civil Liberties Association, Lawyers against the War, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, No One is Illegal/Vancouver and StopWar.ca; endorsed by Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW Pacific Region), Seriously Free Speech Committee