Appeals court to rule on Khadr

A federal appeals court is to rule today on whether the government must seek to bring Omar Khadr home from a U.S. military prison.

OTTAWA — A federal appeals court is to rule today on whether the government must seek to bring Omar Khadr home from a U.S. military prison.

Khadr, 22, is being held by the Americans at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for allegedly throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan seven years ago.

The Federal Court of Canada ruled in April that the Conservative government must ask the United States to return Khadr, who was born in Toronto.

The government appealed that decision.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said Canada will wait to see what the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama does in Khadr’s case.

U.S. military court proceedings initiated against Khadr four years ago remain up in the air.

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