May 04, 2015

Omar Khadr: Harper government seeks emergency stay of bail; lawyer claims client was waterboarded

Rebel Staff

Convicted terrorist Omar Khadr was granted bail on April 24, but now the federal government has filed an emergency stay on the judge's decision.

The government's application will likely be heard on Tuesday "before the province's Court of Appeal" and "would come just hours before another court hearing scheduled to decide on his release conditions."

Court of Queen's Bench Justice June Ross decided last month that Khadr, 28, should be released on bail while he appeals his convictions. reports:

The government had argued that she had no jurisdiction to make that call given his return from Guantanamo Bay in September 2012 occurred under an international prisoner transfer treaty.

The government also said that granting him bail would undermine Canada's international relations and obligations — a position Ross rejected.

According to the Star Phoenix, Khadr's lawyer Dennis Edney is now claiming for the first time that his client was waterboarded while in prison at Guantanamo Bay, and that he also "underwent three weeks of intense sleep deprivation, before Canadian officials interrogated him."


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commented 2015-05-04 22:27:40 -0400
Did Edney just purger himself or was the statement made out of oath? I hope Vlad has sent that info to the CIA and Spears family … just in case.
commented 2015-05-04 13:39:51 -0400
Unfortunately, this is one I blame on the Conservatives. They should never have let Obama off the hook by accepting this cockroach. Furthermore, they could have avoided all this bail issue by seeking a dangerous offender certificate for him – after-all, he is a danger on Canadian streets as he has never renounced terrorism or AQ ideology, has terrorist training and is dependent on a Canada-hating family for a supporting system. If ever there was a candidate for a dangerous offender status it is this slimeball. Toews blew this big time!!!
commented 2015-05-04 13:30:54 -0400
Khadr was trained from birth to be a good Islamofascist terrorist. His parents and all other ‘mentors’ are culpable too. They ALL (including Khadr) need to be exiled to a pig farm, to be used as pig feed, while still alive. The same goes for all terrorists in Canada, their supporters and their appeasers. Instead, “we” will give him a hug and lots of apologetic money. There are those in authority in Canada who are un-Canadian. They need to be relieved of their power. Furthermore, it is obvious to all who are paying attention that we are not a Democracy. We are an Oligarchy, ruled by the Supreme Court. There is plenty of evidence to obviate that fact.
commented 2015-05-04 12:38:01 -0400
Edney claiming water boarding 13 years after the little Terrorist was put in Gitmo? Yeah, right. I still think Vic Toews sold us out by accepting Khadr into Canada. Any thinking person, at the time knew exactly what the outcome would be and it would not be good for Canada. Next chapter a huge lawsuit which some bleeding heart Judge will grant. Of course we taxpayers will be stuck with the bill, followed by and book and movie deal sponsored by the CBC. I gotta agree with Tara – Does anyone oversee these Judges? Why is there no accountability for their recklessness?
commented 2015-05-04 11:47:54 -0400
If it was true, I’m not sure how it has anything to do with deciding bail.
commented 2015-05-04 11:08:58 -0400
Sure hope that khadr was water boarded. Every day and twice on Sundays.
commented 2015-05-04 10:44:54 -0400
Yeah, about that 11th hour claim of water boarding … seriously, Edney? You do want to get work after representing Khadr, don’t you? Or maybe you plan to abandonlaw and run as a Liberal.

I watched the full CSIS interview of Khadr at Gitmo. His claim, then, about torture was that he was shot on the fire fight before he was captured. Laughably naive of him.

The claim he was moved around a lot and frequently awakened from sleep is probably true. That is what happens in prisons to all inmates. It does not amount to torture unless the sleep deprivation is continuous, sustained and very long. And Khadr’s was not.

I hope the government wins its appeal for a stay of bail pending appeal. Ross’s decision is so flawed in fact and law that any balanced court will grant the government its requested bail stay.

But is Alberta’s Court of Appeal up to the challenge? That’s the question.
commented 2015-05-04 10:30:01 -0400
I have never been one to believe that torturing terrorists works. Give them on opportunity to turn. If not then thats it.
commented 2015-05-04 09:30:31 -0400
It has been clear from day one that this terrorist and his legal team would use Canada’s good will and lenient laws to set him free amongst us. This is the same reason that so many muslims come to Canada, gain citizenship and return to the middle east to work their wicked wills, knowing that there is a foolish country willing to back them up and fight for their ‘rights’.
commented 2015-05-04 09:30:18 -0400
His claim of water boarding, it’s too bad they brought him up they should have completed the job. Put a cement block on his back and see if he can swim home.
commented 2015-05-04 08:56:43 -0400
Yes Harper keep this bastardized in jail! Cut off his mom and sisters welfare while you are at it.
commented 2015-05-04 08:26:17 -0400
Here’s the terrorist’s lawyer’s information. Edney, you are pure scum.
Edney, Dennis, Professional Corporation
234 Wolf Ridge Close
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 5M6
Phone: 780-758-9262
commented 2015-05-04 08:09:31 -0400
Does anyone govern these justices? They seem to do whatever they like. We Canadians don’t vote them in, so they certainly don’t speak for us. I still can’t get over the fact that the govt says no to assisted suicide, 6 times, yet judges just put the kibosh on that then tell the govt to make the policies. How does that work, exactly? Why do we vote in govt if judges can merely do what they want to?
commented 2015-05-04 08:06:14 -0400
I side with the government on this issue. The crime was not committed in Canada and like all Muslim’s in trouble he came (with the help of Canada hating lawyers) seeking the provisions of the Charter, that piece of paper picked apart by lawyers because it is so criminal friendly. This guy acted against his own country and in my opinion life in prison is a sentence too lenient! He is also suing us for holding him responsible for his own actions and I find that and his lawyer totally repugnant!