ottawa - The Canadian government plans to pay a former prisoner from Guantanamo Bay a total of 6.8 million euros. Also apologies are offered to Omar Khadr, said two well-entered sources Tuesday. The opposition is furious for the 'huge reward for a convicted terrorist'.
The affair of Khadr keeps the minds in Canada busy for years. The Canadian was arrested in Afghanistan at the age of fifteen in 2002 after a firefight. He was known to have killed a hospik and became the youngest prisoner in the US military prison in Cuba. He eventually settled for ten years.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that Canada was guilty of violating the rights of the minority suspect at the time, who was also questioned by Canadian intelligence staff. In the meantime, an agreement has been reached on compensation for Khadr, who has withdrawn his confession.
The conservative opposition can not be said about the alleged deal. 'It's one thing to acknowledge that he's possibly treated badly,' said a spokesman. 'But it's wrong to give a huge reward to a convicted terrorist who killed an Allied soldier. ''