A former inmate at Guantanamo who was convicted in a plea deal of throwing a grenade in Afghanistan that killed a U.S. medic will be given $10 million in compensation and receive an apology from the Canadian government.
Omar Khadr was 15 years old when he was captured following a firefight with U.S. troops. He claims he was forced to fight by his father, an al-Qaeda operative. He also claims he was tortured while at Guantanamo and that Canada was complicit in his mistreatment.
The Trudeau government agrees and will announce the settlement this week.