Interview with Humber News on Omar Khadr
Omar Ha-Redeye was interviewed by Erinn Kenney of Humber News on an appearance by Omar Khadr before Associate Chief Justice John Rooke to try to move Khadr out of maximum security:
Omar Ha-Redeye, a Toronto lawyer said the trial basically boils down to how we deal with Canadian citizens and their rights no matter the charge.
“In this case, you have a young teenage guy in Afghanistan doing what he was told. These issues are so important for every Canadian to keep an eye on,” said Ha-Redeye.
“Just remember, it could always be us,”
Ha-Redeye said Canadians have a model of law the courts need to follow.
“If he confessed to a crime after threats and torture, there’s a lot of questions on whether his confession was constitutional or not,” Ha-Redeye said.
“In a Canadian court setting those threats and confession would not be admissible.”