The Canadian government will apologise to former Guantanamo Bay inmate, Omar Khadr and give around C$10 million ($7.7 million) to compensate him for the abuse he suffered in detention, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.
The timing of their application - before news of the settlement had been made public - raises questions about how they were tipped off to the deal.
Khadr's lawyers filed a $20 million wrongful imprisonment lawsuit, arguing that the Canadian government violated worldwide law by not protecting its own citizen and that it conspired with the U.S.in its abuse of Khadr.
November 7, 2005: The U.S. military charges Khadr with conspiracy, attempted murder and aiding the enemy. Among other things, he confessed to throwing the grenade that killed Sgt. Christopher Speer, a special-forces soldier in the US army.
A lawyer for Tabitha Speer, the widow of the slain soldier in Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt.
Thereafter, he was forced to spend a decade in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, where he claimed the prison staff abused him.
"There is a judicial process underway that has been underway for a number of years now and we are anticipating, like I think a number of people are, that that judicial process is coming to its conclusion", he said.More news: Faf to miss Lord's Test due to family reasons
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The Toronto-born former detainee was 15 years of age when he was shot and captured in Afghanistan in 2002, while the abuses occurred during his United States detention in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, the Toronto Star reported.
Kenney said Khadr should be in prison paying for his crimes, not profiting from them at the expense of Canadian taxpayers.
The court pointed to decisions by intelligence officials to deny Khadr counsel, instead obtaining evidence from him under "oppressive circumstances", such as sleep deprivation and sharing that evidence with U.S. officials. He was released on bail in Edmonton in May 2015 pending an appeal of his conviction, but his legal troubles might never end.
A US judge awarded the pair $134.2 million in damages in 2015 but the plaintiffs have acknowledged that they don't expect to receive any of the money because Khadr lives in Canada.
When asked how he knew Khadr's family, Morris said he was referring to Khadr's Egyptian-born father who was accused of having ties to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
Khadr, who some have called a "child solider", apologized to his victims after leaving prison and said he wants to get an education to work in health. A U.S. judge granted $134.2 million in damages in 2015, but the plaintiffs acknowledged then that there was little chance they would collect any of the money from Khadr because he lives in Canada.