Ex-Gitmo Inmate Gets Apology, Millions From Canada


A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan received an apology and a multimillion-dollar payment from the Canadian government after a court ruling said his rights were abused.

The government said Friday in a statement that details of the settlement are confidential, but an official familiar with the deal said previously that it was for $10.5 million Canadian dollars (US$8 million). A different official confirmed that the money had been given to Khadr. Both insisted on speaking anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the deal publicly.

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The New York Times