Layne Morris (below), was injured and blinded in one eye when a 15-year-old Omar Khadr threw a grenade that killed US Army Sgt 1st Class Christopher Speer in a firefight with US Marines in Afghanistan in 2002.
UK Daily Mail He was captured, and the teen spent the next ten years in Guantanamo Bay where he alleges he was tortured and interrogated. Now Khadr, 30, who has since returned to Canada, has received $10.5 million Canadian Dollars from the Canadian government after winning his wrongful imprisonment suit for the abuse he sustained while in prison.
But Morris, who was blinded in one eye by the attack, said the news felt, ‘Like a punch in the face,’ Toronto Sun reported. ‘We didn’t understand the deal but we didn’t think that the government would do a behind-the-scenes move like that.
‘I don’t see this as anything but treason,’ added Morris. ‘It’s something a traitor would do. As far as I am concerned, Prime Minister Trudeau should be charged.’ Morris, a 55-year-old special forces sergeant, said it felt like the Canadian government made a ‘dirty deal’ with the cash settlement to avoid being exposed to an American court.
His wife Leisl said that Khadr’s transportation from Guantanamo to Canada in September 2012 was ‘just as secretive.’ ‘President Obama moved him in the middle of the night back to Canada and nobody even knew. He sure gets special treatment,’ she said.
‘You don’t ever do anything to aid and abet the enemy,’ Morris said. ‘We were fighting the terrorists and Khadr was part of al-Qaeda along with his father. He even warned that the compensation could end up back in the hands of terrorists as he warned Khadr’s father was a chief fundraiser for Osama Bin Laden.
Khadr’s lawyers and human rights groups contended he was groomed to be ‘child soldier’ and should have been sent home for rehabilitation. They said Speer died in a battlefield killing that did not amount to a war crime.
Yet under the rules of the International Criminal Court, Khadr was not considered a child soldier: Did you know that Justin Trudeau’s sickening apology and $10.5 million payoff to Muslim terrorist Omar Khadr was NOT even ordered by the Canadian Supreme Court?
U.S. Military prosecutors in the case portrayed Khadr as a dangerous terrorist. Khadr spent 10 years at Guantanamo, and was transferred to Canada in 2012 to serve the remainder of his sentence. In 2010, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian government had breached his rights by sending intelligence agents to interrogate him and sharing the results with the US.
Khadr had originally sought $16 million ($20 million Canadian) from the authorities before the settlement was agreed. He also received an apology along with the cash. He says he is a changed man now, and believes the money will help him move on from his imprisonment.
Christopher Speer’s family has received nothing from the Canadian government.
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