Statement on Impending Transfer of Omar Khadr

Washington, DC — Today, Human Rights First welcomed reports that child soldier Omar Khadr may finally be returned to his home country of Canada. In response, Human Rights First’s Dixon Osburn issued the following statement:

“Human Rights First welcomes news that Omar Khadr may soon return to his home country of Canada. We are also encouraged by comments this week from Ambassador Dan Fried that the U.S. will seek repatriation of other detainees cleared for release who continue to languish at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Both reports suggest movement toward closing the dark chapter in our nation’s history represented by Guantanamo. We ask the administration to move forward as quickly as feasible to secure the transfer of all detainees cleared for release.”


Published on March 28, 2012


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