Khadr will not be transferred from a federal prison
An Edmonton judge has ruled that former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr will not be transferred from a federal prison to a provincial jail.
Justice John Rooke dismissed an application from Khadr's lawyer that his 27-year-old client be moved out of the Edmonton Institution.
Dennis Edney had argued that his client should be treated as a young offender and be moved out of maximum security.
The Toronto-born Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to five war crime offences, including murder, for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.
A U.S. military commission sentenced him to eight years, but did not specify if it was a youth or adult sentence.
Khadr was transferred to Canada from Guantanamo Bay last fall.