National Post View: Give Omar Khadr his chance

National Post

One way or another, Omar Khadr will soon be a free man. On Friday, moments after judge J.M. Ross of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta granted the 28-year-old Toronto native bail from an Edmonton-area jail pending appeal of his war crimes conviction in the United States, the government announced — as predictably as day follows night — that it would appeal.

[np_storybar title=”Omar Khadr granted bail pending appeal, judge rules” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/omar-khadr-granted-bail-pending-appeal-judge-rules”]An Alberta judge granted bail to former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr on Friday, saying keeping him behind bars while he appeals his American war crimes convictions would not be in the public interest.

In her ruling, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross said terms of his release will be determined by May 5.

“This is a circumstance where balancing a strong appeal and the public confidence in the administration of justice favour the same result,” Ross said in…

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