‘People show empathy’

On the eve of Omar Khadr’s guilty plea, his lawyer vents.

“People show empathy,” Edney said of Canadians’ reaction to Khadr’s life story, which for the past eight years has seen him held at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “(After) the fact, nothing happens. I feel, not only the Canadian government, but the Canadian people have let down a citizen, a most vulnerable citizen.”

The Harper government has apparently agreed that Mr. Khadr will be moved to Canadian custody after a year of his sentence.

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