TORONTO -- Lawyers for the last remaining Western detainee at Guantánamo Bay are urging Canadas Conservative government to stop stonewalling the Canadian citizens transfer to more jail time in his native country.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is considering a U.S. request to repatriate Omar Khadr.
The detainees lawyer, John Norris, said Thursday that Canada has had time ample time and should bring him home.
Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan and was eligible to return to Canada last October under terms of a plea deal.
Khadr was 15 when he was captured in 2002, and he has spent a decade in Guantánamo. He received an eight-year sentence in 2010 but only one year had to be served at the detention center at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.