Bring Omar Khadr Home - Email Harper Day, Oct 29

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Bring Omar Khadr Home - Email Harper Day, Oct 29

Sorry if this has already been (or should be) posted elsewhere.


Thursday, October 29 is "email Harper day" Send emails to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office calling for the repatriation of Omar Khadr: email - [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]   Please include your name and mailing address in the message.

The Courts have found that the Canadian government has failed to abide by its obligations under both the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international human rights law including the Convention Against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Urge our government to reconsider it's position and respect these decisions without any further delay.

You can find out more information at


Thanks for the reminder, swallow. {{{swallow}}}


Guantanamo Anniversary Today

"Former detainees Boumediene and Deghayes address President Obama at briefing on Guantanamo today. Human rights attorneys and activists hold rally, march and briefing to demand closure of base and oppose preventitive detention in US"

Omar Khadr May Be Sent to Illinois Prison

"A source told CBC news that 23-year old Khadr is slated to be among those transferred to Thomson Correctional Center, but it is unclear how soon this will happen..."


[URL=]From Carol Rosenberg[/URL] of the Miami Herald, one of the most consistent and persistent witnesses to the history of GTMO. I'm trying to find out more about those photos, whether the Herald will publish them, since they come from the families, not from the Red Cross, who took them but cannot publish them (Geneva restrictions).


US Rights Groups Demand Release of Omar Khadr

"Trying Omar Khadr in a discredited military tribunal flies in the face of universally recognized standards of juvenile justice. As a former child soldier and victim of abuse in US custody, Omar Khadr should first and foremost be a candidate for repatriation and rehabilitation, not subject to prosecution in an illegitimate system of military commission.'

The three organizations have asked US officials to send him back to Canada after having spent nearly a third of his life in abusive detention." [ in Guantanamo]

Good thing the US activists are on this one because there sure ain't much happening up here...