>> Canada has paid an $8.1 million settlement to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered during his time at the US military prison in Cuba. The payout was given by Justin Trudeau's liberal government, and reportedly cashed immediately. The 30-year-old Canadian citizen was captured in Afghanistan in 2002, when he was 15, after a firefight with US soldiers.
He pleaded guilty to killing a US army medic and became Guantanamo's youngest inmate. Khadr later recanted, his lawyers claiming he was grossly mistreated. In 2010, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled the government breached his rights by sending Intelligence agents to interrogate him and sharing the results with the US.
Khadr spent a decade in Guantanamo before being returned to Canada in 2012 to serve the rest of his sentence. He was released three years later. His case has divided Canadians. Human rights advocates say the one-time child soldier was denied due process, while the, then, conservative government dismissed calls to seek leniency, noting he had pleaded guilty to a serious crime.