Sunday, October 31, 2010

Child Soldier Omar Khadr Sentenced To 8 More Years In Jail

Khadr, a former child soldier, is expected to serve another eight years of a forty year sentence [Reuters]

Jury Sentences `Child Soldier' To 40 Years At Guantánamo -- McClatchy News

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- A military jury on Sunday sentenced teen terrorist Omar Khadr to 40 years in prison for killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, a symbolic punishment because the U.S. has agreed the Canadian will serve at most eight.

The seven senior officers returned the verdict after more than eight hours deliberation.

Khadr, 24, looked straight ahead when the jury foreman, a Navy captain, announced the verdict. The widow of his victim, Tabitha Speer, 40, cheered ``yes,'' and then wept.

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More News On Guantanamo Detainee Omar Khadr's Verdict

Guantanamo Canadian to serve 8 more years in prison -- Yahoo News/Reuters
Gitmo former 'child soldier' sentenced to 8 years -- Yahoo News/AP
Guantanamo Bay's youngest militant Omar Khadr jailed -- BBC
Khadr gets 40-year prison sentence: Canadian citizen and former child soldier will serve only eight more years under plea bargain. -- Al Jazeera
Canada aware of Khadr plea deal: U.S. memo -- CBC
Verdict’s in: Khadr is Ottawa’s problem now -- Globe And Mail
Factbox: Canadian captive's Guantanamo trial ends with deal -- Reuters

My Comment: He got off light, and will probably be a free man in Canada within 2 years.

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