Sep 29, 2012 / 7:12 am
Omar Khadr is back in Canada after spending nearly a decade in the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews confirmed that Khadr landed this morning at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ont.
In a statement from Winnipeg, the minister says the 26-year-old Toronto-born man will be held at the Millhaven Institution, a maximum-security prison in Bath, Ont.
In October 2010, Khadr pleaded guilty to five crimes in violation of the rules of war, including the killing of U.S. army medic Sgt. Christopher Speer during a gunfight in Afghanistan.
Khadr, Canada's only convicted war criminal, has been eligible to return to Canada for nearly a year under a special plea bargain deal.
He was 15 years old when he was captured, badly wounded and almost blind, in the rubble of a bombed out compound in Afghanistan in July 2002.
Read more Canada News
- On the road again-Harper pumps pipeline
- Giant pandas' VIP debut at Toronto Zoo
- Duffy claimed campaigning expenses
- Killer cement truck driver up for parole
- Gretzky collector sells hoard
- Wife is 'broken' after test drive death
- Nordegg fire gallery
- Murder charge laid in test drive death
- Clark wins war but not her own battle
- Missing man's remains found
- Beach trip for bus beheader
- Ferry officer guilty of criminal negligence