Omar Khadr, who was 15 years old when captured in Afghanistan in 2002 and the first person since World War Two to be prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal for acts committed as a juvenile, has finally been returned from Guantanamo Bay to Canada to serve out the rest of his sentence.
Son of a senior Al-Qaeda member, Omar was taken to Afghanistan and apprenticed to a group of bomb makers who opened fire when US troops came to their compound. Khadr was captured in the firefight, during which he was blinded in one eye and shot twice in the back.
He pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier and to have links with Al-Qaeda, but despite this, and that he meets the definition of a child soldier, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. However, back in Canada he will be eligible for parole in 9 months. Plans for his rehabilitation and reintegration are not yet known.