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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 03:53 PM
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Abdullah Khadr extradition ruling upheld
Source: The Canadian Press

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision to stay extradition proceedings against admitted al-Qaeda collaborator Abdullah Khadr.

The court dismissed an appeal filed by the Attorney General of Canada on behalf of the United States.

The federal government had argued last month that Superior Court Justice Christopher Speyer went beyond his jurisdiction in ordering the stay that allowed Khadr to go free last summer.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/05/06/abdullah-khadr-court.html



Abdullah Khadr is an older brother of Omar Khadr.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:30 PM
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1. Rights Abuses by U.S. Grounds for Denying Extradition, Court Rules (Canada)
Source: The Star (Toronto)

Rights abuses by U.S. grounds for denying extradition, court rules

Published On Fri May 06 2011

A Toronto judge was justified in freeing an alleged Al Qaeda collaborator given the gravity of human rights abuses committed by the United States in connection with his capture in Pakistan, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Its 3-0 ruling upholds a decision last August by Justice Christopher Speyer of Ontarios Superior Court of Justice to stay extradition proceedings involving Abdullah Khadr, 30, who is wanted in Boston on charges of procuring munitions for use by Al Qaeda against U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

The Toronto man is the older brother of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr and son of Ahmed Khadr, who was suspected of having close ties with Osama bin Laden and killed in a shootout with Pakistans security forces on the Afghanistan border in 2003.

We must adhere to our democratic and legal values, even if that adherence serves in the short term to benefit those who oppose and seek to destroy those values, said Justice Robert Sharpe, writing on behalf of Justices John Laskin and Eleanore Cronk. For if we do not, in the longer term, the enemies of democracy and the rule of law will have succeeded, he said. They will have demonstrated that our faith in our legal order is unable to withstand their threats.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/987331--rights-abuses-by-u-s-grounds-for-denying-extradition-court-rules
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:30 PM
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2. Please let this start a trend.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:30 PM
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3. A surprising but welcomed response:
"In its ruling Friday, the court said Speyers decision to pull the plug on the American extradition request was a viable way of protecting the integrity of the justice system and distancing Canadas courts from how U.S. and Pakistani officials behaved." Wow.....
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iandhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:30 PM
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4. Since he is a Canadian national
why can't he be tried in Canada.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:30 PM
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6. FTA:
"There is simply no basis for the federal governments argument that an alleged terrorist will remain at large as a result of Speyers decision to halt the extradition, Sharpe added, because Canadas justice minister can prosecute Khadr here for terrorism offences."

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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:30 PM
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5. "We advise the U.S. side to reflect on its own human rights issues...


http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/09/us-china-usa-rights-idUSTRE7382EH20110409

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You can't hold the moral high ground by torturing or using their religion to demean people .

And if you can't hold it, your sermon isn't worth hearing.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 05:49 AM
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7. ....
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