Judge Dismisses Attempt to have Omar Khadr’s Assets Frozen

A Toronto judge has rejected a plea to freeze Omar Khadr’s assets.  A judge with the Ontario Superior Court rendered a decision against U.S. Sgt. Christopher Speer’s widow Tabitha.

Judge Edward Belobaba called the request for an injunction extraordinary, and in his opinion the decision was not “difficult in law,” in media reports.  The Trudeau government agreed to an apology “for any role Canadian officials may have played in relation to his ordeal abroad and any resulting harm,” according to the CBC.

The apology included a $10.5 million settlement.  Tabitha Speer was seeking an injunction to freeze the settlement.  She is also looking to have Canadian courts enforce a $134 million verdict rendered against Khadr in a Utah court.

Khadr, now age 30 is alleged to have killed Speer’s husband during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002.  He admitted to throwing the grenade that killed Speer.  He has since said, he only made the confession in order to get away from American custody in Guantanamo Bay.