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CBC TV program features Omar Khadr as Easter Sunday talk show guest

According to a description of the pre-taped episode, Khadr’s segment is titled: “Omar Khadr: dreaming of an ordinary life”.

“Tout le monde en parle” (Everyone’s talking about it), a francophone Radio-Canada talk show is hosting Omar Khadr as a Sunday evening guest.

According to a description of the pre-taped episode, Khadr’s segment is titled: “Omar Khadr: dreaming of an ordinary life”.

“Last week, a judge in Alberta gave him his full freedom, but recourse in the United States may bring him back to court. Although he can never be an ordinary citizen, he hopes to at least lead a normal life one day,” reads the episode’s description in French.

The show which is set to air on Easter Sunday at 8 PM ET will feature Khadr alongside several other guests.

Khadr, who was recently released from his war-crimes sentence by a Canadian court was convicted of the death of US Army Sergeant Christopher Speer, while an al-Qaeda operative in Afghanistan.

Years after being detained for nearly a decade in Guantanamo Bay, Khadr challenged the Canadian government in court for violating his human rights.

Justin Trudeau settled with Khadr for a sum of $10.5 million after deciding that a legal battle was not in Canada’s best interest.

“I can understand Canadians’ concerns about the settlement. In fact, I share those concerns about the money; that’s why we settled. If we had continued to fight this, not only would we have inevitably lost, but estimates range from C$30 to C$40 million that it would have ended up costing the government,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the settlement.

Several members of Khadr’s family have been involved with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, including his father, Ahmed Khadr, a former financier for the terrorist organization.

The show which is broadcasted by Ici Radio-Canada Télé is owned by the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).


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