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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...
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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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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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