Omar Khadr making first public appearance as lawyers challenge detention
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney says the government will vigorously fight any bid to see Omar Khadr on Canadian streets anytime soon.
The former Guantanamo Bay inmate is expected in an Edmonton court tomorrow in his first appearance in public since American soldiers captured him as a badly wounded 15-year-old in Afghanistan 11 years ago.
His lawyers want to have his ongoing detention in an adult prison declared illegal and to see him serve out the rest of his war crimes sentence in a provincial facility.
Ottawa continues to insist Khadr is a dangerous terrorist.