Omar Khadr. Image Credit: The Canadian Press

Omar Khadr no longer attending Red Deer College

Omar Khadr is no longer enrolled at Red Deer College.

Back in August 2017, Red Deer College president Joel Ward confirmed Khadr had applied and was accepted into the college’s four-year nursing program.

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The admission process is the same for any student, and Khadr met all the requirements, including past academic performance, Ward had told the Advocate.

It is not known when Khadr dropped out of the college’s nursing, bachelor of science program.

Khadr is an ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee who was captured by American soldiers in 2002. Khadr pleaded guilty to an assault in Afghanistan in which a U.S. special forces soldier was killed, but he later said the only reason he pleaded guilty was to get out of American detention.

He was back in Canada in 2010 and served the rest of his eight-year sentence. The Canadian government has apologized to Khadr for the torture he has suffered and he has been granted $10.5 million to settle his lawsuit.

Recent reports confirm Khadr was in an Edmonton courtroom to apply for changes to bail conditions that were imposed on him while he appeals war crimes convictions by a U.S. military commission.

He was asking for a Canadian passport to travel to Saudi Arabia and seeked permission to speak to his sister on his own.

“When I initially asked for bail, I didn’t expect it to take this long,” Khadr said in a statement outside court last week. “My sentence initially should have ended this past October.

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With files from the Canadian Press



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