This special edition will be broadcast from the headquarters of Amnesty International Canada. Joining the panelists is a focus group of 15 experts who will actively participate in the discussion. This focus group includes human rights activists, lawyers, academics, politicians as well as former public servants.
Our panelists will be Alex Neve and Amir Attaran. Dennis Edney, Omar’s Lawyer, and Paul Koring, a senior Globe and Mail reporter, will also join part of the discussion by video conference.
Alex Neve is the Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada. Alex has recently returned from Guantanamo Bay and will share his first-hand experiences and impressions about Omar’s trial.
Amir Attaran is an Associate Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Attaran is a frequent commentator in the press, having written for the Globe and Mail, New York Times, The Guardian, and the Literary Review of Canada, among others. Dr. Attaran has advised and collaborated with numerous NGOs, UN agencies, governments and corporations on aspects of international development. He was instrumental in uncovering the truth around the treatment of Afghan detainees by the Canadian military.
Dennis Edney is Omar’s Edmonton-based human rights lawyer, and will join us via video conferencing from Vancouver, where he is vacationing with his wife. Like Alex Neve, Dennis Edney has been to Guantanamo Bay, on multiple occasions, and will bring his perspective regarding Omar’s trial and future rehabilitation.
Paul Koring is a Canadian journalist and foreign correspondent for the Globe and Mail. He is currently posted to the Washington Bureau as the paper’s foreign affairs and international security correspondent. Paul has written extensively on national and international security-related issues including the case of Omar Khadr.
We urge our readers to take this unique opportunity and to join us at this interactive discussion with this important and diverse group of activists and experts. Viewers can ask questions through the chat box located on the Prism TV web page.
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