Omar Khadr moved to Saskatoon facility

Omar Khadr in a 2009 file photo. (Red Cross Photo/HO)

Omar Khadr in a 2009 file photo. (Red Cross Photo/HO)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:42 AM ET

Omar Khadr has been moved to the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon.

A source connected to the facility told Sun News Network the move was made very quietly last Thursday. The facility specializes in the treatment of prisoners with medical and mental issues and has previously dealt with high-profile patients like Ashley Smith and Karla Homolka.

In 2010, Khadr was convicted of throwing a grenade and killing American medic Chris Speer in Afghanistan in 2002. Khadr was moved from Guantanamo Bay to a maxiumum-security prison in Alberta in 2012, then to the medium-security Bowden Institution north of Calgary in February.

One of Khadr's lawyers, John Phillips confirmed to Sun News Network that Khadr was no longer in Bowden.

Edmonton-based lawyer Dennis Edney told The Canadian Press Khadr was moved to the Saskatoon facility to recover from shoulder surgery that he had at the University of Alberta earlier this month. Edney said the surgery was to address lingering wounds Khadr suffered in a firefight with U.S. troops in Afghanistan 12 years ago.


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