Congratulations to Omar and his lawyers!
Today a first positive step has been set to alleviate Omar’s strict bail conditions.
Omar attended court today with two friends and took a seat in the front row. He listened to his two long time lawyers, Dennis Edney and Nate Whitling, who explained why their client wants his strict bail conditions changed.
Dennis Edney, one of Omar’s pro bono lawyers, said outside the Edmonton courtroom: “It allows Mr. Khadr to fully progress in some of the educational programs he’s attending. Night classes finish at 10 (p.m.). He would have to leave a night class earlier to satisfy the present curfew. Now the court is allowing him to be able to attend the night class and completely finish it, then make his way home in reasonable time.”
“Omar’s transition to life in freedom has been going great,” said Dennis Edney earlier this week. “Omar has been stopped by so many people in Edmonton who simply have said ‘welcome’”.
Justice June Ross immediately decided to lift Omar’s strict curfew conditions. Omar is studying emergency medical technician. In this way he will be allowed to attend evening classes and early morning prayers.
The judge has reserved her decision on Omar’s request to be able to visit his family and remove the monitoring bracelet.
For that Omar will be back in court next Friday.