Omar Khadr speaks outside court in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Khadr sought a Canadian passport to travel to Saudi Arabia and wants permission to speak to his sister but was denied.
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Omar Khadr is due back in court Tuesday in another effort to loosen conditions restricting his ability to travel and speak to certain family members.Khadr, convicted by a U.S. military commission of killing American special forces soldier Christopher Speer during a firefight in Afghanistan when Khadr was 15, has sought to have bail conditions imposed by Alberta courts in 2015 relaxed or disposed of while he appeals the controversial U.S. conviction.Khadr has since said he pleaded guilty to get out of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and return to Canada.In December, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross turned him down, saying there’s no evidence Khadr’s bail conditions are unnecessarily stringent.He is now asking a youth court to deem his eight-year sentence, which was handed down in 2010, to have expired.“The bail order does interrupt the ticking of the clock but practically speaking, the guy has served his sentence now,” lawyer Nate Whitling told The Canadian Press earlier this month. “The youth court judge does have the authority to just simply terminate the sentence and say, ‘It’s now over.’”Khadr has also made a separate Federal Court application asking the court to force parole authorities to grant him a hearing where he could argue for his release, The Canadian Press reported.Khadr’s hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. More to come …With files from The Canadian Press