NewsAlert: Alberta court rules Omar Khadr should be transferred to provincial jail
EDMONTON - Alberta's top court has granted an application by former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr to be transferred to a provincial jail.
The Appeal Court has ruled the 27-year-old should be serving a youth sentence in Canada.
Khadr lost his bid for a transfer last fall, then appealed.
The Toronto-born man pleaded guilty in 2010 to several war-crimes charges, including murder, for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.
After spending a decade in Guantanamo Bay, Khadr was sentenced by a U.S. military commission to an additional eight years and sent to Canada.
Khadr was reclassified earlier this year as a medium-security inmate and transferred to Bowden Institution in central Alberta from the maximum-security Edmonton Institution.