Omar Khadr, the convicted terrorist who is infamous for killing US army medic Christopher Speer, wants changes to his bail conditions in order to fly to Saudi Arabia and talk with his controversial sister.
According to CTV, 32-year-old Khadr will be back in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton Thursday to apply for changes to his bail conditions.
An affidavit by Khadr says the impact of his bail conditions are “psychological” and are a daily reminder of what he went through in Guantanamo Bay.
“I feel like the indefinite and potentially endless detention that I suffered in Guantanamo Bay is continuing,” he wrote. “I hope that there will be some end to this process, but there is none in sight.”
In the affidavit, Khadr says he would like to speak on the phone or over Skype to his sister Zaynab Khadr and to perform the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. For that reason, he has requested a passport.
The Hajj is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims once in their lifetime. But he can do this at any time, so the matter shouldn’t be time sensitive.
Khadr’s sister, Zaynab Khadr, has spoken in favour of al-Qaida and was investigated for helping the terrorist network. She was never charged.
“My sister Zaynab is not presently in Canada,” Khadr wrote. “She is living with her husband and family. As far as I am aware, she is not in any sort of trouble.”
In 2010, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that Khadr’s charter rights were violated at Guantanamo and that Canadian officials contributed to that violation.
Later, in 2017, the Trudeau government controversially settled a lawsuit filed by him for $10.5 million.
A National Post article has revealed that Khadr also “needs permission to travel outside Alberta”, raising potential questions about this trip to Ottawa earlier this year.
This #OmarKhadr news article reveals that according to his bail conditions, “Khadr also needs permission to travel outside Alberta”. So, when was PMO told about Omar Khadr’s trip to #ParliamentHill in June?
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Omar Khadr wants a Canadian passport to travel to Saudi Arabia, permission to speak to sister https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/omar-khadr-to-ask-for-canadian-passport-to-travel-permission-to-speak-to-sister-2?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1544478295 …
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