Quote: “Omar Khadr has…

“Omar Khadr has problems with arthritis in his knees. So they sit him on a stool so he has to bend his knees. “Anything that makes you uncomfortable, Guantanamo Bay will come up with it. … They keep the place freezing. Omar Khadr reminded me of a broken little bird. … When I see Omar on July 3, he will be on a chair. Things have become much more humanitarian at Guantanamo, he gets a chair. And he is always, always chained from the waist to the floor. I have never seen him walk other than the few occasions that we’ve been in court. In all those years, I have never seen him walk. He has fought for close to eight years to get a pair of protective glasses to preserve the amount of sight remaining in Omar’s one eye with vision. He received them in November of last year. That is the extent of the help Omar has received from the Canadian government, they can’t even get him a pair of glasses.”

– Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s Lawyer speaks on Fear, Injustice and his Guantanamo visits

Omar Khadr was taken as a prisoner by the US as a soldier at the age of 15, an act which fulfills no international standard of justice or human rights. He is currently being held in solitary confinement (a form of torture) in Canada.

Source: “Omar Speaks” page

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