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30 ways the Canadian government failed Omar Khadr

September 19th, on the occasion of Omar’s 30 birthday, an article by Free Omar member and writer Kathleen Copps.


Omar Khadr turns 30 today. Released on bail in May 2015, he still faces limitations to his freedom and legal challenges ahead. Canadians must not be complacent about our obligation to him. For 14 years, we allowed grave violations of his fundamental rights, including torture and abuse when he was a child. Our individual liberties and equality before the law depend on the universal enforcement of rights, and remedy for rights that have been violated. On Omar’s 30th birthday, we must acknowledge all the ways Canada failed him.

Read the 30 Ways the Canadian Government Failed Omar Khadr, in the full article in Ricochet media.