Canada to apologize, pay $10.5M to former Guantanamo Bay prisoner.




Canada will issue an apology and compensation to former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered while in prison, reports say.

Omar Khadr, 30, was convicted in 2010 by a US military commission of killing a US soldier in Afghanistan.
He was captured in 2002 at the age of 15 and spent a decade in the US prison.

In 2010, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that he was interrogated under “oppressive circumstances.” He will reportedly be paid $8 million.

The announcement of an official apology and compensation would be made next week.