Omar Khadr to stay in federal prison
Lawyers say he's willing to remain at the federal Bowden Institution in central Alberta
Omar Khadr will remain in a federal prison.
The former Guantanamo Bay detainee has agreed to a stay of a decision by Alberta's top court that ruled he should be serving his sentence as a youth and be transferred to a provincial jail.
His lawyers say he's willing to remain at the federal Bowden Institution in central Alberta because he's doing well there.
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And they believe he will still be able to apply to a youth court judge for release.
Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to five war-crimes charges, including murder, for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.
After spending a decade in Guantanamo Bay, Khadr was sentenced by a U.S. military commission to an additional eight years and shipped to Canada.