Monday, July 28, 2008

Brother leads Khadr rally

The message to the Canadian government by Karim Khadr was simple: "Bring him home."

Karim, 19, sat in his wheelchair in the pouring rain across the street from the U.S. consulate on University Ave. yesterday where a rally was held in support of bringing his brother, Omar, home to Canada, his birthplace.

"We are not saying bring him back and don't trial him," Karim said. "We want a fair trial."

He said he believes the government will do more if enough Canadians support the return of his brother from the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

It's been six years since Omar Khadr, now 21, was arrested and accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan.

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