Will we now get the real story of Canadian Omar Khadr?
Khadr then and now.
Promising open and fair trials for all the world to see, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday he is confident five prime suspects in the attacks of 9/11 will face the “ultimate punishment” of death after they are returned and tried near the scene of the crime in New York City.
In a milestone decision marking a crucial step in the winding down of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Holder also revealed that Canadian detainee Omar Khadr will be prosecuted before a U.S. military tribunal – but the attorney general indicated the U.S. government will remain open to the possibility returning detainee Omar Khadr to Canada, depending on the outcome of a Supreme Court hearing underway today in Ottawa.
The two dramas playing out in Ottawa and Washington leave the prosecutorial fate of Khadr as yet unresolved.
The story is from the Toronto Star here.
Good luck Omar (if you’re not guilty).