He received $10 million in compensation but he was totally innocent, said Motz.
Reports indicate Khadr - a Canadian who spent time in Guantanamo Bay for killing US Army Sergeant Christopher Speer during a firefight when he was 15 - will receive $10.5-million from the Canadian government and an apology. Among other things, he confessed to throwing the grenade that killed Sgt. Christopher Speer, a special-forces soldier in the US army. Khadr was accused of throwing the grenade that killed Speer. In 2010, he was sentenced to eight years plus time already served following a USA military hearing in which he agreed to plead guilty to murdering a United States soldier. He later said he confessed to get out of Guantanamo Bay. He was sentenced to eight years of confinement and, under the terms of the agreement, could serve his remaining time in Canada. He was released on bail in Edmonton in May 2015 pending an appeal of his military commission conviction in the U.S. The appeal remains stalled.
After his 2015 release from prison in Alberta, Omar Khadr apologized to the families of the victims.
Speer's widow and an American soldier blinded by the grenade filed a lawsuit for wrongful death and injury in an American court and were awarded a $134.2 million in 2014. Canadian experts say it's highly unlikely the judgment could be enforced. First Class Christopher Speer. A badly wounded Khadr is taken prisoner.
When the news broke yesterday that Omar Khadr would be getting an apology from Ottawa and $10.5 million from the rest of us, the reaction was as swift as it was expected.
Khadr, who is 30 now, sued the Canadian government for violating an worldwide law by not protecting its citizen. Khadr's Egyptian-born father was killed in 2003 when a Pakistani military helicopter shelled the house where he was staying with senior al Qaeda operatives.
March 17, 2008: Khadr alleges he was threatened with rape and violence by interrogators seeking a confession.
A USA judge awarded the pair $134.2 million in damages in 2015 but the plaintiffs have acknowledged that they don't expect to receive any of the money because Khadr lives in Canada.
A decade ago, they each filed $100-million lawsuits against Ottawa but halted their legal proceedings to allow former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci to conduct an internal inquiry. Khadr, who is now 30, pleaded guilty to five war crimes alleged to have occurred in 2002 in Afghanistan, when he was just 15 years old.
Khadr's lawyers have consistently argued thoughout the ordeal that Khadr's guilty pleas was obtained under duress.
April 2012: USA defence secretary signs off on Khadr's transfer. Later, he said that Canada had conspired with the U.S.in abusing him. He is sent to Millhaven Institution near Kingston, Ont.
The government lost all three cases and, ironically, it was the 2010 Supreme Court decision that may have helped seal the multimillion-dollar deal in this civil case.
World number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from an exhibition match ahead of Wimbledon due to a hip problem. I was up 6-2, 5-2 and then I started playing left-handed, thinking: 'OK, I don't want to play with you'.
House of Representatives voted to enforce secondary sanctions against non-U.S. firms for hiring North Korean workers. South Korea only imported $1.6 billion in US autos while it exported $16.1 billion in autos to the USA that year.
But Williams' attorney told Fox News that Barson's attorney would have to wait until the police concluded their investigations. The family of Jerome Barson filed a wrongful death lawsuit the day after news became public of the fatal crash.
The much-derided mandate for every American to have health insurance or pay a penalty has been removed. And consumers will have less comprehensive coverage than they do now, with higher out-of-pocket costs.
Long March-5 Y2 rocket is capable of lifting 25 tonnes into a low earth orbit and a 14 tonne class of communications satellite. The rocket was carrying the 7.5 tonne Shijian-18 communication satellite into a 36,000 km apogee Geo-stationary orbit.
But before she could even get to the beverage service part of the flight , Penton started feeling contractions . Luckily, there was a pediatrician and a nurse on the flight. "Everything started happening very quickly.
A Port Richey woman has been arrested for sexual battery on an 11-year-old that led to her having the boy's child. The sexual intercourse happened when Mowry and her victim were at a Hillsborough County home in January 2014.
Brogdon played in 74 games, averaging 26.5 minutes per night while helping Milwaukee reach the Eastern Conference playoffs. Embiid and his Philadelphia 76ers teammate Dario Saric were finalists for the Rookie of the Rookie of the Year honor.
Samsung Electronics plans to have a washing machine production line up at the factory by early next year. They will employ craftsmen, operators, engineers and other technical and non-technical positions.
The B and C trains have been halted altogether. "People were falling", said passenger Susan Pak, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Lhota said the emergency braking system on the train triggered, but it wasn't immediately clear why.
Tour de France 2017, stage four
German Marcel Kittel still has that ahead of Tuesday's flat fourth stage that will favour the pure sprinters. Australia's Michael Matthews was in the bunch finish as well and finished the stage in seventh place.
Kvitova ready for third Wimbledon title
However, the 23-year-old reached the final at Wimbledon in 2015, and exited in the quarter-finals at this year's Australian Open. Kvitova will next face the victor of the contest between American Madison Brengle and Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands.
Warm, Possible Storms on the Fourth
July 4th looks like an incredible day with lots of sun, warm air and only a slight chance for a shower later in the day. The 4th of July on Tuesday will be seasonably warm as highs reach the mid 80s with low humidity.
Sony to start vinyl record production again
This time around Sony Music is back in the news, dropping some news that will certainly help bring vinyl back. It still hasn't yet decided which genres of music it will produce, according to the spokeswoman .
1.13 - highest since September on the Draghi drive
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 0.69 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.48 percent. The risk-off tone to markets has seen NZD down to 0.7280 after a short lived spike up to 0.7344 last night.