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Repeat - The Rule of Law and the Politics of Fear: Lawyer Dennis Edney

Omar Khadr's Lawyer speaks to the government's abandonment of the rule of law in his client's cas


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Length: 0:59:29
Uploaded: 14 Jul, 2017

Recording Date: 14 Jul, 2017
Recording Location: CKUW 95.9FM in WInnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Program Title: Repeat - The Rule of Law and the Politics of Fear: Lawyer Dennis Edney

On the occasion of the July 2017 apology and 10.5 million dollar payout by Canada’s Liberal government to Omar Khadr, the Global Research News Hour features a June 2015 talk by Khadr’s lawyer Denns Edney in Winnipewg, Manitoba, Canada.

Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen captured during a firefight in Afghanistan while still a minor and detained for a decade at the infamous Guantanamo Bay facility, where he was tortured. On May 23, 2008, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that the government had acted illegally, contravening section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Yet in spite of this on the record judgement, 71% of the Canadian population in a subsequent poll expressed disapproval of the payout.

We present this repeat broadcast (which originally aired on July 1st of 2016) to provide some context for the Canadian government’s decision.

Host(s): Michael Welch
Featured Speakers/Guests: Dennis Edney

Credits: recording by Michael Welch


Politics > Activism
Regional > United States
Regional > Middle East
Politics > Political Parties
Regional > Canada
Society and Culture > Racism
Type: Weekly Program

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