Ontario court frees Abdullah Khadr

U.S. extradition request rejected due to “shocking and unjustifiable” human rights violations

An Ontario Court ruled Wednesday that Abdullah Khadr cannot be extradited to the United States on terrorism charges. The 29-year-old had been held in a Toronto detention centre since 2005, after a Boston court had him arrested on terrorism charges. But Ontario Superior Court Justice Christopher Speyer said Abdullah has sustained “shocking and unjustifiable” human rights violations during his “illegal and arbitrary” detention. Abdullah was immediately released following the decision. “[I want to] try and get on with my life. I feel very happy,” Mr. Khadr said outside the Toronto courthouse. “I always believed that it would happen one day, and thank God it happened.”

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