30 Sep '12, 2pm

Youngest Guantanamo detainee sent home to prison in native Canada

MIAMI — The United States sent Guantanamo’s youngest captive home to a prison in his native Canada on Saturday, ending the decade-long U.S. detention of the Muslim militant who grew from a teenager into adulthood at the Pentagon’s prison camps in Cuba. In 2002, at age 15, Omar Khadr hurled a grenade in war-torn Afghanistan that killed an American soldier. He was captured and kept by U.S. forces ever since. Now 26, he’s home and could serve up to six more years in a Canadian prison. Or authorities could release him sooner. Canada considers him a juvenile offender who can apply for parole a year from now. “He thinks he’s in a dream. He’s pinching himself,” said Toronto attorney John Norris, who spoke to Khadr soon after his arrival. “He never believed this day would come; he’s been betrayed so many times before.” Advertisement Khadr departed the base in Cuba before dawn Satu...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/americas/youngest-guantanamo-...

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