Judge stays Abdullah Khadr U.S. extradition hearing; Khadr released after 4 1/2 years

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Judge stays Abdullah Khadr U.S. extradition hearing; Khadr released after 4 1/2 years

Post by eva on Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:02 pm

Judge stays Abdullah Khadr U.S. extradition hearing; Khadr released after 4 1/2 years

at 13:18 on August 04, 2010, EDT.
Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Abdullah Khadr was released Wednesday after 4 1/2 years behind bars when a Toronto judge stayed his extradition hearing.

Ottawa wanted Khadr, 29, sent to the U.S. to face terrorism-related charges.

His lawyers argued their client's incriminating statements were the result of torture during detention in Pakistan.

"I think this is going to be a new beginning for me in life," Khadr said outside court.

"I want to just start anew now. I don't want to think about it anymore."

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