From Omar Khadr and Guantanamo to the Rule of Law in an Age of Terror | Feb 4

Lawyer Dennis Edney to Speak at Carleton University

Schermafbeelding 2015-01-28 om 18.14.08Dennis Edney, lawyer for Omar Khadr for more than 10 years, will give a lecture at Carleton University on Feb. 4, 2015 called From Omar Khadr and Guantanamo to the Rule of Law in an Age of Terror.

Edney will discuss Omar Khadr, Guantanamo and the unconstitutional setting in which Omar was ‘convicted’ as a ‘war criminal’. Human rights experts decried the process as deeply flawed. According to Edney, the case raises serious concerns about the rule of law, citizenship and human rights embedded in the Geneva conventions and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Azrieli Theatre 101, Carleton University
Parking: Lot 1 (behind MacOdrum Library)
For additional information: louise.de.la.gorgendiere@carleton.ca
Note: Seating is limited

About Dennis Edney:
Edney is a well-known defense lawyer who has acted pro bono for Omar Khadr for more than 10 years. He has appeared at all levels of court on Khadr’s behalf, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the United States Supreme Court. He has received a number of human rights and other awards for his legal work, and he is a bencher of the Law Society of Alberta.

About Omar Khadr: 
Printable Factsheet Omar Khadr

Media Inquiries:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391
christopher_cline@carleton.ca

 

Why is Omar Khadr still Detained? Because They Can

The full Omar Khadr Story explained | by Heather Marsh

In this interview, Free Omar Khadr Now-member Heather Marsh, provides all necessary background and research for listeners to become fully informed about the case of Omar Khadr:

 

This case continues to test the Canadian government’s respect for the rule of law, its democratic institutions, and the rights of citizens. Every day that Omar Khadr is imprisoned, the Government of Canada is breaking multiple laws, treaties and agreements it has signed.

Heather exposes the lies and misinformation that are routinely spread by both the Canadian government and some members of the media.

On a personal level, we learn about Omar Khadr, a young man who has been tortured since age 15, illegally imprisoned for 13 years and denied fundamental legal and human rights. He is now going blind in a Canadian prison and will never see the land of his dreams again. Heather shares how he manages to cope with the nightmare he is forced to live.


source: Blogtalkradio.com/CanadianGlen | January 15, 2015, The View Up Here


Thank you for joining us in the struggle for justice and freedom,

The FREE Omar Khadr Now Campaign

2014 11 30 - fokn nw logo

 

 

 

E freeomarkhadrnow@gmail.com
W http://www.freeomarakhadr.com
FB please follow: Free Omar Khadr Now

“Some cases enshrine the defining moments of their time. Omar Khadr’s is one. Future generations will rightly judge our shocking dereliction of responsibility in this matter [and] our collective Canadian failure to extend justice and humanity.” – Constance Backhouse, Distinguished University Professor of Law, University of Ottawa.


 

Twitterstorm #IsThisWhoWeAre | 13 years Guantanamo Bay | Free Omar Khadr Now

January 11, 2015 marks the 13th Guantanamo anniversary and let’s hope it’s the last one!

Free Omar Khadr Now are holding a TWITTERSTORM (at 4 pm EST, 5 pm EDT, 9 pm GMT) using the hashtag #IsThisWhoWeAre in conjunction with London Guantanamo Campaign.

In speeches since 2007, Obama has changed his rhetoric time and again, therefore many tweets will address all those broken promises…..

We also address Harper, who continues Omar’s 13-year nightmare with his ongoing imprisonment in Canadian detention. Harper invokes the unlawful, incriminating statements that the 15-year-old Omar was forced to make, after being severely tortured in the U.S. black sites.

If you can join the TWITTERSTORM, the prepared tweets are [ linked here ] and while we’d like it to trend at 4 pm EST, 5 pm EDT, 9 pm GMT for one hour, please feel free to use the tweets throughout the day and if other events are going on at that time please use the hashtag and share pictures/etc.

 

Thank you for joining us in the struggle for justice and freedom,

The FREE Omar Khadr Now Campaign


2014 11 30 - fokn nw logo

 

 

 

E freeomarkhadrnow@gmail.com
W http://www.freeomarakhadr.com
FB please follow: Free Omar Khadr Now

“Some cases enshrine the defining moments of their time. Omar Khadr’s is one. Future generations will rightly judge our shocking dereliction of responsibility in this matter [and] our collective Canadian failure to extend justice and humanity.” – Constance Backhouse, Distinguished University Professor of Law, University of Ottawa.


 

New Year’s Greetings from Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr letters and cards QuebecDear friends and supporters,

From his cell in Bowden institution Omar sends his sincere gratitude to you for your unwavering support for him. He specifically asked us to pass his heartfelt New Year’s greetings to you all.

He has been overwhelmed (both figuratively and literally) by the volume of mail he has received over the last couple of weeks – he estimates he has received over 500 pieces of correspondence with many more that did not get through because of Corrections Canada restrictions on certain types of paper and cards.

As you all know, his eyesight is not good right now, but he has a couple of friends at Bowden who are slowly helping him read through the mail and it is a wonderful encouragement for him to know that there are so many caring people out there.

Omar was especially moved by the piles of letters and cards from Quebec and Nova Scotia, where there seems to be a particularly large groundswell of support, especially from students.

 

We are convinced that you all join us in the hope and prayer that Omar’s next New Year’s celebration will be from outside the prison walls.

On behalf of Omar Khadr,
The FREE OMAR KHADR NOW-campaign

 


 

You Don’t Like The Truth | 4 Days In Guantanamo

The documentary that gave rise to the Free Omar Khadr campaign


We are delighted to announce that the directors Patricio Henriquez and Luc Côté have given us the rights to broadcast the prize-winning documentary “You Don’t Like The Truth | 4 Days In Guantanamo” on our website.


Watching the footage of the 16-year-old Omar in Guantanamo changed lives and led to the launch of our Free Omar campaign, as you can read in the personal stories of some of our members.

Aaf Post – What has happened to Canada?: Speaking with Omar Khadr in Prison
Sara Naqwi – Omar Khadr Changed My Life
Geneviève Rochette – Mot de Geneviève Rochette, Porte-Parole de la Campagne PourOmarKhadr.com


Watch the full movie here: