Tag Archives: Omar Khadr

WikiLeaks: France went to bat for Omar Khadr

U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday reveal that France’s Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, asked the U.S. to consider releasing Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay. Kouchner, who played a founding role in the international humanitarian NGO Médecins sans frontières, personally asked U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to review Khadr’s case during a meeting in February […]

The case of Omar Khadr: Divided opinions

After being detained for eight years, Omar Khadr was sentenced last week to a symbolic forty years in prison after pleading guilty to murder, attempted murder, supporting terrorism, spying, and conspiracy. The sentence was symbolic, however, as a pre-trial deal had already capped Khadr’s sentence at eight years, most of which are likely to be served […]

Amnesty: Canada must take lead on human rights

A report released last Monday by Amnesty International Canada (Canada and Human Rights in 2010: Time to Return to Leadership, February 2010) calls on the Canadian government to adopt a new vision on human rights promotion and protection and to once again make Canada a leader in advancing the international human rights agenda. With the world’s attention […]