Khadr to be released from Guantanamo……but….

Given that he is on the new Canadian No Fly List, he’s stuck in Cuba…………Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh too bad;)

We so desperately wanted to meet with Amnesty Internationals approval and push for his release too! I’m just so very disheartened that he can’t make it home to be with his loving family.

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  • Pongo

    This may become a common problem with the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The United States will find that many of the countries from which the detainees are from or currently hold citizenship are not interested in having them repatriated, whether they are found guilty of crimes or not. Those detainees who are found guilty of crimes, in accordance of due process of law, should be properly punished. However, those who are exonerated should be set free to get on with their lives.

  • Yes it may prove a catch 22, pity Canada does not have a way to revoke citizenship, the Khadr clan would certainly qualify, but then again that may ultimately prove a double edged sword. When the US is done with him we will have to let him back I suppose.

  • Pongo

    I am not a lawyer, nor an expert in Canadian law, but I understand it is possible to revoke Canadian citizenship and deport immigrants who are deemed unfit for Canadian citizenship. For example, in 1998 Mamertas Roland Maciukas, a suspected Nazi war criminal accused of involvement in the murder of tens of thousands of Jews, partisans and suspected communists in Lithuania, left Canada voluntarily as the Canadian goverment was in the process of stripping him of his citizenship.

    If it can be proven that the Khadr family was involved in terrorist activity, they can be stripped of their citizenship or landed immigrant status and deported. It they are guilty, by all means deport them.

  • I’m not a lawyer nor do I play one on this blog;) but I wonder if even proven guilty as terrorists any of them would be deported. Ideally yes, but I can just imagine the fight to keep them here.