Khadr waived right to appeal and shouldn’t get bail, Ottawa argues in court document

Omar Khadr waived his right to appeal when he signed a plea agreement in Guantanamo Bay and should not be allowed to apply for bail, the Canadian government argues in court documents filed late Monday.

Granting Khadr bail could also jeopardize relations with “Canada’s most significant treaty partner with respect to the international transfer of offenders” — the United States.

The 40-page filing was in response to Khadr’s application for bail, which will be heard in an Edmonton courtroom March 24. His lawyers have argued that Khadr should be granted bail while his Guantanamo conviction is challenged in the U.S. courts.

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