Omar Khadr's living victims weren't warned about $10.5 million Canadian payout
Omar Khadr, the Canadian-born son of al-Qaeda royalty who killed US Army medic Christopher Speer while fighting for enemy forces in Afghanistan was convicted and sentenced by a jury at Gitmo for forty years for war crimes.
Not only did he leave Christopher Speer's family without a husband and father, he also maimed soldier Layne Morris.
The payment was structured to be handed to Khadr in secrecy, making it difficult for Khadr's living victims to access funds after they won a wrongful death judgement against him in American courts.
We wanted to know how Canada's Global Affairs dealt with the American fallout from this payment and, two years after making the request, we have received 137 pages of Access to Information documents in return.