Omar Khadr: Still in Jail After 11 Years. What´s Next?

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 […]

One more birthday in Guantánamo

 *Update* Omar Khadr was finally repatriated to Canada on September 29. Under Canadian law, he will be eligible for release under parole by June 2013. But his return does not mean […]

Ten Years of Shame

July 27, 2012 marks the ten-year anniversary of Omar Khadr’s capture by American troops in Afghanistan. Ten years since the 15-year old boy from Toronto was taken from a battlefield, […]

The waiting game

After a week of sentencing hearings, the Military Commission in Guantanamo imposed a 40-year sentence on Omar Khadr, 15 years more than the 25-year term requested by the prosecutors. The […]

Omar Khadr: Waiting for answers

The BCCLA National Security team has covered Omar Khadr’s continuing ordeal extensively over the past year, from Canadian courts to Guantanamo Bay. After weeks of rumours and speculation, the Guantanamo […]

What he said

Alex Neve of Amnesty International, back from the Khadr trial at Guantanamo Bay, has an excellent piece in today’s Ottawa Citizen, discussing his observations and making yet another plea for […]

Khadr trial delayed (again)

The Khadr trial (which started hearing evidence yesterday) has been adjourned for 30 days following the collapse of Mr. Khadr’s military lawyer during the middle of his cross-examination. Yesterday, the […]

Khadr trial begins

The BCCLA National Security Blog’s returned from her summer holidays in time for the start of the Omar Khadr trial, scheduled to start today after the close of jury selection, […]