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Omar Khadr to be transferred to a provincial jail

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled the former Guantanamo Bay detainee should be serving a youth sentence in Canada and not be in a federal prison...

The federal government says it plans to appeal a court ruling that orders Omar Khadr be transferred to a provincial jail.

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled the former Guantanamo Bay detainee should be serving a youth sentence in Canada and not be in a federal prison.

In a statement, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney says a youth sentence is not appropriate for Khadr.

He says the government will be seeking a stay of the appeal decision while it asks the Supreme Court to hear the case.

Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to several war-crimes charges, including murder, for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.

After spending a decade in Guantanamo Bay, Khadr was sentenced by a U.S. military commission to an additional eight years and sent to Canada.

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  1. Common Sense posted on 07/08/2014 03:13 PM
    The less secure of a facility he's housed in, the better the odds that a patriotic inmate will make sure the taxpayers never spend another dime feeding this trash. Everybody wins.
    1. john posted on 07/09/2014 01:09 PM
      @Common Sense and the inmate who did it get the order of Canada .
  2. Lynne posted on 07/09/2014 10:37 AM
    I sure hope that "Commonsense" is right about this. I don't want to support him in any way.
  3. john posted on 07/09/2014 01:03 PM
    the only thing this asshole should be transfer to is a char hook up to electrical grid
    man i mess cap punishment .
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