Free Omar Khadr

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At the tender age of 15, Omar began a nightmarish journey that lasted 12 years of his life, from Bagram to Guantanamo Bay and, since last year, to a Canadian maximum security prison. Although Omar has all these years been illegal detained, Canada is the only Western country that refuses to stand up for the rights of its citizen. All other Western countries had repatriated and freed their citizens immediately from Guantanamo Bay.

The case in a nutshell

In 2002, the 15-year-old Canadian Omar Khadr was attacked, wounded, shot in the back and captured by US Armed Forces in Afghanistan. The US doctored the field report to blame this child for the death of the US soldier who was killed by US armory, indicating friendly fire. At the Bagram Air Base they tortured the severely wounded Omar Khadr, day in day out, for months, until he admitted everything they wanted to hear. Then the US locked him in the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison for the next 11 years.

The Canadian government abandoned its juvenile citizen. In 2010, after having maintained his innocence for eight long years, Omar Khadr decided there was no other way than to plead guilty in a unilateral Military Commission to crimes he did not commit. It would be his only way out of Guantanamo. He admitted guilt on ‘war crimes’ that did not exist at the time of the event and that were not even internationally recognized as war crimes. The Military Commission, where he was tried in, has been declared illegal twice by the US Supreme Court.

Since that day, Canadian media persists in labelling Omar a ‘war criminal’, for a crime not recognized in Canada or the rest of the world; where as the facts show an abandoned and tortured Canadian child, convicted in a miscarriage of justice.

On 29 September, 2012, Omar Khadr finally returned to his home country, Canada. Vic Toews was Minister of Public Safety at the time, who was notorious for his Islamophobic views and his partiality towards extreme hate groups in Canada. Toews publicly made efforts to prevent Omar’s repatriation, calling him a “terrorist” in interviews, including on the day Omar finally returned to his home country.

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How to Help

Since he was 15-years-old, Omar Khadr has been imprisoned and tortured in 3 different countries including Canada. Back in Canada his nightmare continues. He remains incarcerated in maximum security prison in Edmonton Institution and his rights remain violated.

 

The government of Canada dumped him in a maximum security prison, regardless the fact that he is a tortured child who was wrongly detained for 12 years, an innocent child and model prisoner who had to plead guilty to escape the hell of Guantanamo.

What can you do to help Omar now?

1. Contact your local politicians and provide them with the facts and references for the case. HERE.

[+] printable Backgrounder | Omar Khadr.

2. Please DONATE for the expenses of Omar Khadr’s pro bono lawyer Dennis Edney. He has fought for years for legal justice for Omar Khadr.

[+] FREE Omar Khadr NOW – FUND

3. Write a letter of support to Omar

Omar Khadr

Edmonton Institution

21611 Meridian Street

PO Box 2290

Edmonton, Alberta

T5J 3H7

Canada

4. Sign and share the petition JUSTICE FOR OMAR KHADR

5. Join all these wonderful people on the Omar Khadr is Welcome Here page on Facebook and add your photo.

 

**Please keep Omar and his family and all innocent and detained Muslims in your duas at the times when Allah answers them i.e when its raining, the last third of the night, when travelling etc. Please follow Omar’s campaign HERE.

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