The “We are Omar Khadr” Declaration
By signing our names below, we affirm that: 1.All Canadian citizens, when accused of an offence, are entitled to a fair trial that includes a hearing of all relevant facts in a open court that is administered by an impartial judge with a decision rendered by a jury of one’s peers. 2.The military tribunal process in place in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba does not meet this definition of a fair trial. 3.Omar Khadr has been charged by the American government with serious crimes and is about to receive a less than fair trial in Guantanamo Bay starting August 10, 2010. 4.Omar Khadr, born in Toronto, Canada in 1986, is a Canadian citizen. 5.Given that the United States has decided NOT to offer a fair trial, the Canadian Government must take immediate action to insist that Mr. Khadr receive a fair trial, either in an American federal court or in a Canada court which recognize his rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.