Finally! Mind you, it took the US bar association — and Omar Khadr’s American military counsel — to shame its Canadian counterpart into doing something about the inexorably long Gitmo imprisonment of this erstwhile Canadian ‘child soldier’:
Canada’s bar association wants Prime Minister to negotiate with U.S. on bringing detained terror suspect home
CALGARY–Canada’s largest legal organization is demanding Prime Minister Stephen Harper begin negotiating with the United States government to have 20-year-old Canadian terror suspect Omar Khadr freed from a military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and returned to face justice at home.
It is not enough, the Canadian Bar Association says, for the federal government to accept the Bush administration’s assurances that due process is being followed at the U.S. naval base, described by Khadr’s own military lawyer as a “modern-day Devil’s Island.”