Omar Khadr on the move to medium-security 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: 4:59 PM ET

OTTAWA — Convicted terrorist Omar Khadr is being transferred from his maximum-security cell to a medium-security penitentiary in central Alberta.

Government sources confirmed to QMI Agency Friday the killer of a U.S. soldier will be moved as part of the process for him to reintegrate back into society.

It wasn't immediately clear when he would be moved to the Bowden Institution near Innisfail, Alta.

The former Guantanamo Bay inmate was convicted in 2010 of several war crimes in the murder of U.S. medic Christopher Speer in 2002.

Now 27, Khadr was almost 16 years old when he tossed a hand grenade in a firefight in Afghanistan.

Khadr's lawyer, Dennis Edney, disputed the government's claims his client was being relocated.

Edney has been lobbying for his release to a medium-security facility since his client was returned to Canada, after serving time at Guantanamo Bay.


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