Human Rights and Justice in Canada – The Case of Omar Khadr

An evening honouring Dennis Edney, lawyer of Omar Khadr

 “The story of Omar and Guantanamo Bay reflects the failure of civil society, its institutions, and its people to speak out in ensuring our shared values of a just society are carried out.” — DENNIS EDNEY

Dennis Edney (QC) is the recipient of the National Pro Bono Award (2008) and the Human Rights Medal (British Columbia, 2009).

Location: Grand Mosque Community Centre, 2445 Waverly Street, Winnipeg, MB

Date: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:15 PM (Buffet with meat and vegetarian options)
Tickets: $25.00

From the article US-Canada “Terror Justice”: I Will Never Forget Omar Khadr by Nulwee Follow:

At age 15, U.S. military found Khadr face-down, unconscious, under a pile of rubble in Afghanistan. When Khadr regained consciousness a week later, he was at Bagram air force base, “one of the worst places on Earth

Damien Corsetti, who was known as “Monster” at Bagram, based on a tattoo on his chest, and also as “The King of Torture,” described himself as “a disabled veteran suffering post traumatic stress disorder as a result of his interrogation work in both Afghanistan and Iraq,” and explained how, on seeing Khadr on July 29, 2002, just two days after his capture, he was struck by how he was an injured “child” detained in “one of the worst places on Earth.” He added, “More than anything, he looked beat up. He was a 15 year-old kid with three holes in his body, a bunch of shrapnel in his face. That was what I remember. How horrible this 15 year-old child looked.”

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Tickets are also available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Avenue

Event proceeds will support incurred legal costs in the pro bono defence of Omar Khadr.


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