Hear first-hand the inside story of Khadr's legal battle against US and Canadian Governments to win his freedom.
TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - One of North America's most noted human rights lawyers will speak at a joint Empire Club of Canada-RamsayTalks luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 15th about his ongoing defence of Omar Khadr.
The 28-year-old Canadian has been a polarizing figure since he was 15. After spending nearly half his life behind bars, including a decade at Guantanamo, Omar Khadr's life dramatically changed on May 7, 2015, when an Alberta judge released him on bail with these words "Mr. Khadr, you're free to go."
This is a rare and important opportunity to hear, first-hand, the details of a uniquely Canadian international story of politics, terrorism, and jurisprudence. Dennis Edney will offer a glimpse into the next stages of a national issue that has helped shape the reputation of Canada and Canadians for well over a decade.
Following his remarks, Dennis Edney will be interviewed on stage by award-winning Toronto Star security reporter, Michelle Shephard.
Dennis Edney is in Toronto, ON for the world premiere of the feature documentary, Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr directed by Patrick Reed and co-directed by Michelle Shephard, and produced by Peter Raymont, Patrick Reed, and Michelle Shephard. The film will debut on Sept. 14, 2015 at the Isabel Bader Theatre as part of TIFF: http://bit.ly/1Kgmwgv
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