OTTAWA - Canadian left-wing activists are going international in their bid to pressure Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to bring terrorist Omar Khadr to Canada.
Amnesty International and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) are among 11 groups banding together in hearings by the UN Committee Against Torture this week.
In its submission, LRWC demands Khadr’s immediate return to Canada along with compensation from taxpayers for the ‘torture’ he endured at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“While Canada has a general fund for compensation of victims, it is clearly insufficient for such serious breaches,” the group said in a statement, suggesting a Royal Commission could come up with a big enough cash payment.
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