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Letter from Nathan J. Whitling of Parlee Mclaws LLP to Bill Graham, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs re: ar Ahmed Khadr, Guantanamo Bay Detainee

Feb. 9, 2004 | Non-US | ACLU-RDI 4666
This letter is a follow-up to previous letters sent to Canadian Foreign Affairs officials concerning Mr. Omar Ahmed Khadr, a Guantanamo Bay Detainee. The letter requests that the Canadian Department of Foreign. Affairs and International Trade seek the following assurances from the U.S.: i) Conversations between Omar and his defense counsel will not be monitored; ii) Omar will not be excluded from any portion of the proceedings; iii) Arrangements will be made to transfer Omar to Canada for the purpose of serving any sentence which may be imposed upon him; iv) Any military commissions will be open, the media present and appropriately cleared representatives of the accused's government may observe the proceedings; and v) Omar may be permitted to talk to appropriately cleared family members via telephone, and two appropriately cleared family members would be able to attend his trial