Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Colvin a protected `whistleblower,’ Cannon says

The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon says diplomat Richard Colvin had a right to make his explosive allegations about Afghan prisoners. He says Colvin exercised his prerogative as a whistleblower by saying Ottawa ignored his warnings that Canadian…

Omar Khadr case cost Ottawa $1.3 million

 Allan Woods Ottawa Bureau Michelle Shephard National Security Reporter Published On Thu Oct 29 2009 Ottawa has spent more than $1.3-million fighting against Toronto-born captive Omar Khadr, who has been held at the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay detention centre for seven…

Omar Khadr ‘innocent’ in death of U.S. soldier

By Michelle Shephard Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr was buried face down under rubble, blinded by shrapnel and crippled, at the time the Pentagon alleges he threw a grenade that fatally wounded a U.S. soldier, according to classified photographs and defence…