Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Omar Khadr in Toronto on Court-Approved Visit with Grandparents

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Omar Khadr in Toronto on Court-Approved Visit with Grandparents

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Khadr in Toronto for visit with grandparents

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TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr has landed in Toronto on Thursday for a court-approved visit to his grandparents.

Khadr's lawyer Dennis Edney says Khadr arrived in Toronto from Edmonton, dispelling earlier doubts that he might have been on Canada's no-fly list, which could have prevented him from travelling.

Khadr's visit comes after an Edmonton judge eased his bail conditions last month, allowing him to travel to Toronto with one of his lawyers for a period of up to two weeks.

The Toronto-born Khadr, now 29, was 15 when he was captured following a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002, and became the youngest prisoner and lone Westerner at the time to be held in Guantanamo.

He pleaded guilty in 2010 to several war crimes, including the murder of an American soldier. …

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