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  • FILE - In an April 28, 2010, file artists rendering, Canadian defendant Omar Khadr attends his hearing in the courthouse for the U.S. military war crimes commission at the Camp Justice compound on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. An American soldier blinded in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there have filed a $44.7 million wrongful death and injury lawsuit against a Canadian man who was held at Guantanamo Bay and pleaded guilty to committing war crimes when he was 15. Layne Morris of Utah and Tabitha Speer of North Carolina filed their lawsuit Friday, May 23, 2014, in federal court in Utah against Omar Khadr, who signed a plea deal in 2010 that he committed five war crimes, including the killing of U.S. soldier Christopher Speer, in 2002. As part of the deal, Khadr admitted to throwing the grenade that killed Speer and injured other soldiers, including Morris, who lost sight in one eye from the shrapnel, the lawsuit states. The Toronto-born Khadr is serving the remainder of his eight-year sentence in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)

    Justice for Taryn and Tanner

    One country supports the efforts of a U.S. special forces soldier's widow to hold accountable the jihadist who killed her husband and the father of her two young children.


  • FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2010, file photo, Tabitha Speer, widow of Sgt. 1st Class Chris Speer, who was killed by a hand grenade that Omar Khadr admitted throwing, speaks to reporters on the sentencing of Khadr at his military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as former sergeant Layne Morris, blinded in one eye by shrapnel during the firefight where Khadr was captured, looks on. An American soldier blinded in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there have filed a $44.7 million wrongful death and injury lawsuit against a Canadian man who was held at Guantanamo Bay and pleaded guilty to committing war crimes when he was 15. Layne Morris of Utah and Tabitha Speer of North Carolina filed their lawsuit Friday, MAY 23, 2014, in federal court in Utah against Omar Khadr, who signed a plea deal in 2010 that he committed five war crimes, including the killing of U.S. soldier Christopher Speer, in 2002. As part of the deal, Khadr admitted to throwing the grenade that killed Speer and injured other soldiers, including Morris, who lost sight in one eye from the shrapnel, the lawsuit states. The Toronto-born Khadr is serving the remainder of his eight-year sentence in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Colin Perkel, File)

    Blinded soldier, widow sue former Gitmo prisoner

    An American soldier blinded in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there have filed a $44.7 million wrongful death and injury lawsuit against a Canadian man who was held at Guantanamo Bay and pleaded guilty to committing war crimes when he was 15.


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    GORDON: Obama's soft policies for Gitmo terrorists

    The U.S. military reached the grim count of 2,000 deaths, less than three weeks after the incident in Benghazi, Libya. Ex-Gitmo detainee Abu Sufian Bin Qumu led the "self-evident" terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate that killed four Americans including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.


  • ** FILE ** In this June 27, 2006, photo, reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. military guards walk within the Camp Delta military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Pentagon: Guantanamo prisoner transfers to Canada

    The Pentagon announced Saturday the transfer of a detainee from its prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Canada, where he will serve out the rest of his eight-year prison sentence.


  • Canadian pleads guilty to killing a U.S. soldier

    A Canadian accused of killing an American soldier as a teenage al Qaeda militant pleaded guilty Monday as part of a deal that avoids a war crimes trial for someone labeled a "child soldier" by his defenders.


  • ** FILE ** Canadian defendant Omar Khadr is shown at a hearing at the Camp Justice compound at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba in this April 28, 2010, photo of a sketch drawn by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)

    Selection of Gitmo trial jury under way

    A smiling Omar Khadr appeared in a suit and tie Tuesday and greeted prospective jurors at the start of his trial, billed by defense lawyers as the first war-crimes prosecution of a child soldier since World War II.


  • ** FILE ** Canadian defendant Omar Khadr is shown at a hearing at the Camp Justice compound at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba in this April 28, 2010, photo of a sketch drawn by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)

    Guantanamo gears up for 1st trial under Obama

    American military officers were flying to Guantanamo Bay from bases around the world Sunday to serve as jurors for war-crimes suspects as the offshore tribunal system gears up for one of its busiest weeks under President Obama.


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    Jurors set to hear first Gitmo cases under Obama

    American military officers were flying to Guantanamo Bay from bases around the world Sunday to serve as jurors for war-crimes suspects as the offshore tribunal system gears up for one of its busiest weeks under President Obama.


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