Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan and received a massive payday by the Canadian government.
On Thursday, Canadian officials said that Khadr had officially been given the money — it was in his bank account.
It was approximately a $10 million by the Canadian government to the terrorist.
Fox News reports:
Canada and Khadr’s lawyers negotiated the terms last month, based on a 2010 court ruling that Canadian officials violated his rights at Guantanamo.
The Canadian Supreme Court ruled that Canadian intelligence obtained evidence from Khadr under “oppressive circumstances,” such as sleep deprivation, during interrogations at the detention center in 2003, and then shared that evidence with U.S. officials.
Khadr was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops following a firefight at a suspected Al Qaeda compound in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of U.S. Special Forces medic, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer. Khadr, who was suspected of throwing the grenade that killed Speer, was taken to Guantanamo and ultimately charged with war crimes by a military commission.
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