Canada to appeal court ruling ordering government to pressure US on Guantanamo detainee

Canada will appeal ruling on Guantanamo detainee

TORONTO — Canada’s Conservative government will appeal a court ruling that said it must ask the U.S. to return the last Western detainee at Guantanamo Bay to Canada.

A judge said Ottawa’s refusal to demand the repatriation of Omar Khadr offends fundamental justice.

Khadr was 15 when he was accused of killing an American soldier with a grenade during a 2002 battle in Afghanistan.

Canada has steadfastly refused to get involved in Khadr’s case, and Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Friday the government will appeal.

Cannon says Khadr is facing serious charges and that the American justice process must play out.

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