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Let Khadr speak on the victimization of child soldiers, a subject he knows well

By Scott Taylor      

Lost in the powerful emotion of hate is the fact that Omar Khadr was just 15 years old at the time he was captured by U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan.

Omar Khadr, pictured in 2017 during an interview with the CBC's Rosemary Barton. A recent keynote speech at Dalhousie University in Halifax, organized by the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, was the first time Khadr has spoken publicly on the subject, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of CBC News

OTTAWA—On Feb. 10, Omar Khadr gave a keynote speech at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The talk was organized by the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, and not surprisingly, Khadr spoke about having been a child soldier himself in Afghanistan.

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