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Khadr money freeze request rejected

Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 at 10:15 am PDT

Omar Khadr leaves court after a judge ruled to relax bail conditions in Edmonton on Sept. 18, 2015. The federal government has paid former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr $10.5 million as part of a deal to settle his long-standing lawsuit over violations of his rights, The Canadian Press has learned.Speaking strictly on condition of anonymity, a source familiar with the situation said the Liberal government wanted to get ahead of an attempt by two Americans to enforce a massive U.S. court award against Khadr in Canadian court. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Summary

Tabitha Speer will be asking a Canadian court to enforce a US$134-million wrongful-death judgment against Khadr

TORONTO – A judge in Toronto has dismissed a request to freeze Omar Khadr’s assets.

The request for an injunction came from the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan.

The widow, Tabitha Speer, will be asking a Canadian court to enforce a US$134-million wrongful-death judgment against Khadr handed down in Utah.

Ottawa reportedly paid the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner $10.5 million last week.

The judge hearing today’s case had said the request to freeze Khadr’s assets pending a trial was “extraordinary.”

Speer’s husband, US Sgt. Chris Speer, was killed in Afghanistan in July 2002. Khadr admitted to throwing the killer grenade, but later recanted, saying it was only so he could get away from American custody in Guantanamo Bay.