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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Omar Khadr is back in Canada after spending nearly a decade in the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has confirmed that Khadr landed this morning at 7:40 a.m. ET at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ont.

The minister says the 26-year-old Toronto-born man will be transferred to the Millhaven Institution, a maximum-security prison in Kingston, Ont.

"Omar Khadr is a known supporter of the al-Qaida terrorist network and a convicted terrorist," said Toews in a brief statement from Winnipeg.

The minister said the decision for the transfer was made earlier this week.

"Omar Khadr was born in Canada and is a Canadian citizen. As a Canadian citizen, he has a right to enter Canada after the completion of his sentence," he said.

Toews said Khadr will now be the responsibility of Corrections Canada, and any decisions about parole will be made by the Parole Board of Canada.
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