Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Omar Khadr 'A Model of Compliance,' Wants Changes to Bail Conditions: Lawyer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Omar Khadr 'A Model of Compliance,' Wants Changes to Bail Conditions: Lawyer

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Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

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EDMONTON - A lawyer for Omar Khadr says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee is a "model of compliance" and should have his bail conditions loosened.

The 32-year-old Khadr is seeking a Canadian passport to travel to Saudi Arabia and wants permission to speak to his sister.

His lawyer, Nathan Whitling, told an Edmonton court that Khadr's appeal in the United States hasn't "moved a single inch" while his client has obeyed all the conditions of his release.

Whitling added that the court should reduce the conditions on Khadr's freedom as much as possible.

Khadr spent years in U-S detention at Guantanamo Bay after he was caught at age 15 and accused of tossing a grenade that killed special forces soldier Christopher Speer at a militant compound in Afghanistan in 2002. …

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