Washington, D.C. — Today, following news that Guantanamo prisoner and child soldier Omar Khadr has been repatriated to his home country of Canada, where he will serve out the remainder of his prison sentence, Human Rights First’s Dixon Osburn issued the following statement: “Khadr’s transfer is welcome news. The United States should have never tried a child soldier for war crimes, but the transfer brings Khadr closer to ending a grim and tragic chapter that has consumed more than one-third if his life. We urge the Obama Administration to immediately transfer all 55 Guantanamo detainees that it recently identified as being cleared for transfer by an interagency security task force. This would be one more important step in bringing the ignoble legacy of Guantanamo to an end.”
Published on September 29, 2012
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