The Court does not freeze the millions of Omar Khadr

News 13 July, 2017
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    Boris Proulx

    Thursday, 13 July, 2017 22:29

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    OTTAWA-An Ontario judge has rejected on Thursday the request of the widow of the soldier that Omar Khadr was allegedly killed for being frozen the assets of ex-detainee of Guantanamo bay, to which it is claiming $134 million.

    Tabitha Speer, the wife of american soldier Chris Speer fallen in battle, had obtained a court Utah the compensation to share with another ex-soldier wounded by the grenade would be thrown by Omar Khadr on the day of his capture.

    She turned to the canadian courts for recognition of that judgment here, but first requested an injunction to avoid the$ 10.5 Million given by Ottawa to the former child soldier who now lives in Alberta.

    Not finished

    The judge of Toronto Edward Belobaba did not think it a good idea to force Mr. Khadr do not touch any of the millions he received from Canada, since nothing indicates that the man is about to make away with the loot.

    Tabitha Speer has still hope that will be recognized the u.s. judgment to recover the millions of Ottawa.

    “It was only a detail in a long process,” said his lawyer David Winer.

    Lawyers for Khadr consider rather that the judgment issued in the United States is without foundation in Canada.

    “[The judgment] has its origins in allegations made in Guantanamo bay, Cuba, that the courts of this country, and of several countries have been judged to be contrary to law, ” said I, Nate Whitling at the exit of the court.


    Ten boxes containing the signatures of 133 000 Canadians are opposed to the payment of$ 10.5 Million to Omar Khadr have also been filed in the office of the prime minister, on Thursday.

    The canadian taxpayers Federation has built up this impressive petition in nine days.

    Its director, Aaron Wudrick, sorry that it is ” too late to change anything “, the money having been paid, but he hopes that this will be a “warning” on the low tolerance of Canadians against this kind of ” cash secrets “.