Canada says it will accept Guantanamo detainee Khadr in a year
November 2nd, 2010
11:33 AM ET

Canada says it will accept Guantanamo detainee Khadr in a year

The Canadian government has agreed to accept Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr after he finishes a year of incarceration in U.S. custody, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Khadr admitted to throwing a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that killed Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, a member of a U.S.Army Special Forces unit. Khadr was 15 at the time.

Khadr, a 24-year-old Canadian citizen, is the youngest detainee held at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He pleaded guilty last week to murder, attempted murder, providing material support for terrorism, spying and conspiracy.

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