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The legal team of Omar Khadr is set to provide an update Thursday into the delayed transfer of the Toronto-born terrorist from Guantanamo Bay where he's been held for nearly a decade, to Canada.
His Toronto lawyers, John Norris and Brydie Bethell, and his two Pentagon-appointed lawyers, said Wednesday they'd speak to the public in Ottawa. Senator Romeo Dallaire, a longtime child soldier advocate, is also expected to address the media about Khadr's transfer.
Khadr, 25, has been detained at the U.S. military base in Cuba since he was captured at the age of 15 in battle in Afghanistan, where he threw a grenade that killed U.S. combat medic Christopher Speer.
He pleaded guilty in 2010 to five charges including spying and supporting terrorism. In a deal, he was sentenced to eight years,
The Canadian government agreed at the time to look favourably on his transfer back to Canada after one year.
As of yet, the federal government has not yet decided on the transfer.