Newsletter Free Omar Khadr Now | November 2014

November 2014 articles in the media about Omar :

Complicity in torture?

By Justin Ling | November 18, 2020

How Omar Khadr is trying to prove that the Canadian Government conspired with the U.S. to deny him his rights.

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Tortured and forgotten – Omar Khadr’s plight for justice

By Daniel Martin | November 17, 2020

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When will Khadr’s calls for human rights to be taken seriously be enacted by the government and by the people? It is a failure on our part and one that must be rectified immediately.

The assumption that human rights are something that only certain groups can have should be thrown into the cellar. Any individual in any society and country can experience human rights abuses.

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Ten years after the Arar Inquiry, what has changed?

By Monia Mazigh | November 14, 2020

Photo: Jamie McCaffrey/flickr

This column is adapted from a speech delivered by Monia Mazigh at the conference “Arar+10: National Security and Human Rights a Decade Later” on October 29, 2014.

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Growing Up Guantanamo

By Andrea Jones | November 11, 2020

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Omar Khadr, born in Toronto, was also shipped to the offshore prison as a juvenile. The 16-year-old made an early impression on the Army chaplain on base, who, walking by his cell, found Omar curled up asleep, arms wrapped tightly around a Disney book with drawings of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. “He definitely seemed out of place,” the chaplain told reporter Michelle Shephard, who wrote about Omar in her book Guantánamo’s Child.​

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(In Dutch) Opgroeien in Guantanamo

By Andrea Jones | November 18, 2020

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Omar Khadr, geboren in Toronto, werd ook als puber naar Guantánamo verscheept. Toen hij zestien jaar was, maakte hij een onuitwisbare indruk op de kapelaan van de gevangenis in Guantánamo Bay. De pastoor zag hem slapen in zijn cel, opgerold met een Disney-kleurboek in zijn armen. “Hij viel zeker uit de toon,” zei de kapelaan tegen Michelle Shephard, die over Omar schreef in het boek Guantánamo’s Child.

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Khadr argues U.S. judge violating federal law

By Colin Perkel — Nov 6 2014

TORONTO - The judge presiding over Omar Khadr’s challenge to his conviction by U.S. military commission may himself be committing a federal crime by maintaining a law practice, according to allegations contained in new court documents.

In an unusual application to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit this week, lawyers for the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner call for Judge William (Bill) Pollard to be thrown off the panel dealing with the Canadian’s appeal.

They argue that two federal statutes — one dating back 200 years — clearly prohibit a judge from continuing to work as a lawyer.

“Khadr has a right to a properly qualified court,” Sam Morison, Khadr’s Pentagon-appointed lawyer, said from Washington.

“If there’s a disqualified judge, that undermines any decision that they make.”

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