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.
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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