Canada agrees to repatriate Guantanamo convict

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Posted: Nov 01, 2010 6:03 PM
Canada agrees to repatriate Guantanamo convict

Canada says it will allow a Canadian who is the last Western detainee at Guantanamo Bay to apply next year to serve out his sentence in his homeland.

Omar Khadr was sentenced Sunday to eight years for war crimes that included the killing of an U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. The sentence ordered him to remain one more year in the Guantanamo prison before he can ask the Canadian government to return him to his homeland to serve the remainder of his sentence or let him seek early release on parole.

Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon said Monday the U.S. government agreed Khadr could apply to return to Canada.

Khadr was 15 when he was captured in 2002.