Khadr apology and settlement about violation of Charter rights Trudeau says

first_imgHAMBURG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an apology and reported $10.5 million compensation payment to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr was a basic matter of following Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Trudeau answered a question about the Khadr settlement on Saturday at the closing press conference following the G20 leaders’ summit in Hamburg, Germany.On Friday, the government confirmed a payment had been made to Khadr to settle a longstanding lawsuit. Khadr’s suit claimed Canada had violated his rights and was complicit with the United States when he was detained at the U.S. base in Cuba, denied access to a lawyer and tortured.The Supreme Court of Canada in 2010 ruled Khadr’s rights had been violated.The apology sparked fresh public debate about Khadr, but Trudeau says the settlement is not about the details of Khadr’s case but the fact his rights were violated.Trudeau says the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects all Canadians, “even when it is uncomfortable.”“When the government violates any Canadian’s Charter rights, we all end up paying for it,” he said.last_img read more

Report Wenger turned down Fulham job

first_imgArsene Wenger reportedly rejected the opportunity to become the new Fulham manager out of respect for ArsenalThe Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Arsenal at of last season after 22 years in charge.Following his announcement that he will return to football management in January, Wenger has been linked with a number of high-profile roles.Now Daily Mirror claims that Fulham owner Shahid Khan made Wenger his number one managerial target after firing Slavisa Jokanovic on Wednesday.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…With Fulham bottom of the Premier League with just one win in 12 games, Khan sought out Wenger along with a number of candidates.But Wenger is allegedly unwilling to manage another Premier League side out of respect to Arsenal.Former Leicester City and Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri was instead announced as the new Fulham boss.The likes of AC Milan, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been linked with Wenger recently.last_img read more