Judge eases bail conditions for Ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr
TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian judge has eased the bail conditions for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr.
Toronto-born Khadr spent a decade in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay and was returned to Canada in 2012. He was convicted of throwing a grenade when he was 15 years old that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer in Afghanistan during a 2002 firefight. Justice June Ross ruled Friday previous conditions that required the now 29-year-old Khadr to only talk with relatives in English and under supervision will now only apply to two specific family members — his mother and one sister, who have expressed extremist views in the past.
The easing of his bail conditions comes as the documentary, “Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr,” debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival.