Last May, human rights experts at the United Nations called on Canada to repatriate little Amira, and have described the repatriation of children as "a humanitarian and human rights imperative."
Students from the University of Alberta were one of many groups that mobilized on Khadr's behalf over five years ago.
Mar 7, 2014
15 King's College Circle - Room 179 - west end of building on the ground floorToronto , ON
Join us for a free public lecture by Vera Achvarina, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto on child soldier recruitment in intra-state armed conflicts.
Last month, two voices from the U.S. military travelled to Edmonton to give their support for Omar Khadr's release, and international support for Khadr's release continues to grow.
Rape has been used as a weapon in the conflict in Congo in unprecedented ways. Jill Trenhom says the war is driven by a quest for the resources needed for computers and mobile phones.
Omar Khadr's first appearance before the Canadian public last week sparked considerable interest. But the media largely missed the real story.
Today is Omar Khadr's twenty-seventh birthday. He has been incarcerated since he was 15.
Questions remain as to why it's taken so long for the government to fulfill the promise it made during Mr. Khadr's 2010 plea bargain.
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The Canadian government has also failed to take any steps to prevent or remedy U.S. crimes against Khadr including torture and other ill treatment.
The truth is that Omar's likely return to Canada is not motivated by an urgent change of heart in the position of the Canadian government.