Toronto judge turns down request to freeze Omar Khadr's assets

Toronto judge turns down request to freeze Omar Khadr's assets

India Blooms News Service

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Toronto, July 13 (IBNS): A Toronto court has turned down a request from the wife of a dead U.S. soldier to freeze Canadian citizen Omar Khadr's assets, terming it as "extraordinary", media reports said.

Tabitha Speer, the wife of the US soldier Sgt.Christopher Speer, who was killed in a grenade thrown by Khadr fifteen years ago during a firefight between the U.S. soldiers and Taliban fighters, had made the appeal and sought an injunction.

But judge Edward Belobaba turned it down.

After serving ten years of imprisonment, Khadr admitted his guilt and recanted in American custody of Guantanamo Bay. He was later allowed to go to Canada.

During the period of his imprisonment, Khadr filed a civil suit against the Canadian government for conspiring against him along with the US counterpart and for breaching his rights.

In 2017, the Canadian government paid a sum of C$10.5-million to Khadr as a compensation.

Tabitha along with a former US soldier had asked for an injunction to the money paid by the Canadian government to Khadr and asked the latter to pay US$134-million.

However, the request was completely turned down by the Toronto judge.

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Toronto judge turns down request to freeze Omar Khadr's assets

India Blooms News Service
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