Fox News: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Who Killed U.S. Soldier Receives Millions from Canada
Omar Khadr: Ex-Gitmo detainee who killed US soldier receives millions from Canada (Fox News)
A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan received a multimillion-dollar payment from Canada, a government official said Thursday.
The official told the Associated Press that Omar Khadr had been given the money. A separate government official also familiar with the deal, which is expected to be announced Friday, said Khadr was given about $8 million.
Canada and Khadr’s lawyers negotiated the terms last month, based on a 2010 court ruling that Canadian officials violated his rights at Guantanamo.