Khadr had wanted unrestricted access to his sister Zaynab, who has expressed pro-Al-Qaeda views.
Omar Khadr’s bid to have his bail conditions loosened – which would have given him unrestricted travel across Canada and unrestricted access to his sister – have been rejected by an Edmonton Court.
The decision was made by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross. Ross ruled that there is no evidence Zaynab Khadr has changed her views.
As a result, Khadr must speak to his sister in English, and can only do so if his lawyers, a bail supervisor, or someone appointed by the court is present.
Khadr must also continue to request permission to travel outside of Alberta to other Canadian provinces.
A common sense decision
Many Canadians had been wondering why Khadr – especially after getting a massive $10.5 million payment from the Trudeau government – kept pushing for more, including access to his sister.
With this decision, the court has at least brought a bit of common sense to what has been one outrage after another. However, it won’t stop the righteous anger Canadians feel about how the Trudeau government has handled this disgraceful situation.