Access Denied

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Access Denied
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UPDATE: Corrections Canada claims an interview with Omar Khadr would require unprecedented security precautions, including a prison lockdown, despite the fact that the 28-year-old often receives visitors and has been described as a model prisoner.  Meanwhile, Khadr has been visited by teachers, lawyers, students, relatives and other members of the public who have become involved in his case during his incarceration in Ontario and Alberta. Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator for Canada, said, “I have never heard of a case where a federally sentenced offender has been denied outside contact other than having to lock down an entire institution. ” Read more on The Toronto Star.

CBC's Doc Zone is joining the Toronto Star and documentary producer White Pine Pictures in taking the federal government to court today to ask that former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr, who is now being held in Canada, be allowed to be interviewed by media for the first time.


Listen to an interview with The Star's Michelle Sheppard on Metro Morning

A film, featuring the interview, is planned to air on Doc Zone next year.


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