A lawyer for the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2002 is set to square off in a Toronto courtroom today against lawyers for former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr. Tabitha Speer and a former US soldier wounded in the grenade attack that killed her husband want to go after Khadr’s assets as they seek to have a Canadian court enforce a $134-million-dollar US judgement against Khadr. They want an injunction aimed at preserving any money the federal government paid Khadr in its apology for breaching his rights. Ottawa reportedly paid Khadr $10.5-million dollars last week. An Angus Reid poll earlier this week found 71% per cent of Canadians think the government was wrong to pay him the money without a ruling from the courts.
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