What Omar Khadr can and can’t do under his new, relaxed bail conditions

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EDMONTON — An Edmonton judge has relaxed bail conditions for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr. Justice June Ross called some of the conditions “unusually restrictive” but says others are still needed, considering his serious convictions for “terrorism offences.”

What Khadr can do:

— Visit his grandparents in Scarborough, Ont. for up to two weeks. The trip must happen by the end of the year and he must travel with his lawyer Dennis Edney.

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— Talk to his grandparents unsupervised in a language other than English. He was previously required to use only English to communicate with his family.

— Get rid of his electronic monitoring bracelet.

— Get rid of the software that was remotely monitoring his computer.

— Stay with friends in Alberta if his bail supervisor approves.

— Attend morning prayers and night classes.

What Khadr can’t do:

— Live where he wants. He must still live with Edney in Edmonton.


— Travel outside Alberta beyond the trip to his grandparents. He can, however, visit his lawyer’s vacation home in B.C.

— Talk unsupervised in a language other than English with his mother and one of his sisters, who have previously expressed extremist views.

— Be out freely at all hours. He still has a nightly curfew.

— Use his computer privately. He must give his bail supervisor access to the machine and turn over all passwords.

The Canadian Press


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