Bagram Air Base, (February 2002 – October 2002) Guantanamo Bay (October 2002 – September 2012) Millhaven Institution (September 28, 2012 – May 28, 2013) Edmonton Institution (May 28, 2013 – February 2014) Bowden Institution (February 2014 – May 2015) Omar Ahmed Sayid Khadr (born September 19, 1986) is a Canadian who was detained by the United States at Guantanamo Bay for ten years, from the age of 16, during which he pleaded guilty to the murder of U. Army Sergeant 1st Class Christopher Speer and other charges.Khadr sued the Canadian government for infringing his rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; this lawsuit was settled in 2017 with a .5 million (USD 8 million) payment and an apology by the federal government.He had six siblings and his mother wanted to raise their family outside of Canada, as she disliked some of its Western social influences. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, Omar's mother and his siblings feared U. bombing of Afghanistan, and retreated toward the Pakistani mountains, where the father visited infrequently. His father agreed, and a month later allowed Omar to accompany a group of Arabs associated with Abu Laith al-Libi, who needed a Pashto translator during their stay in Khost.Led by Major Randy Watt, the group included XO Captain Mike Silver, Sgt Christopher Speer, Layne Morris and Master Sgt. Two more Afghans were sent to speak with the residents, and they returned and reported that the men claimed to be Pashtun villagers.After eight years in detention, Khadr pleaded guilty in October 2010 to "murder in violation of the laws of war" and four other charges at a hearing before a United States military commission.Meanwhile, early in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada had ruled that the Canadian government's interrogation of Khadr at Guantanamo Bay "offend[ed] the most basic Canadian standards [of] the treatment of detained youth suspects", In 2017, the Canadian government announced an agreement to settle any damages arising from its previous handling of the case.
Sources differ on whether these were wounded American soldiers, including Morris, or the two Afghan militiamen shot at the outset.
After captured and detained at the Bagram Airfield, he was sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention camps in Cuba.
During his detention, Khadr was interrogated by both Canadian and US intelligence officers.
Speer was moved from Bagram airbase to Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where he was removed from life support on August 7 and died; his heart, liver, lungs and kidneys were donated for use by other patients.
The unconscious Khadr was airlifted to receive medical attention at Bagram.