The captive has the same lawyer, Nate Whitling, as Omar Khadr, the man that secured a $10.5 million out-of-court settlement for his time at Guantanamo. Khadr had admitted killing an American medic in Afghanistan and still received the payout. “Whitling also said two other people planned similar suits that name the federal government, RCMP and Canadian Security and Intelligence Service.”
An Algerian man is set to sue the federal government for the abuses he says he suffered at the hands of American security forces after he left Canada 15 years ago.
The unproven allegations by Djamel Ameziane, who was never charged or prosecuted, raise further questions about Canada’s complicity in the abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay — a topic his lawyer said demands a full-scale public inquiry.
“My current situation is really bad. I am struggling to survive,” Ameziane, 50, said from near Algiers. “I was repatriated from Guantanamo and left, like, almost homeless. I couldn’t find a job because of the Guantanamo stigma and my age, so a settlement would be very helpful to me to get my life back together.”
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Canada (CA) is estimated to have a population of 36.4 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.9 million.