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Interview with Zaynab Khadr

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Submitted by JM (Canada), Dec 10, 2005 at 10:32

Interview with Zaynab Khadr
07/12/2005


Cageprisoners.com: Your family are all Canadian citizens, you and your brothers were born and raised in the West – so what led your family to Afghanistan in the 1980s?

Zaynab Khadr: I was born here, but I was never raised here. We left Canada for Bahrain when I was two years old, and in 1985 my father had to go to Afghanistan to do humanitarian work due to the war and so we shifted to Pakistan in 1985. That is how we originally got there in the first place.....

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CP: Why do you feel that the Canadian government has a responsibility act on Omar's behalf?

ZK: Well, as a national of any country, the first thing they say is that you have rights. One of the main rights is that the Government should protect you in foreign lands. That is the responsibility of the Canadian Government. Omar has the right, he was born in Canada. He was taken from a foreign land, to another foreign land, no matter what he did, he was a juvenile. Plus no matter what he did, it was a time of war, so even if they did not want to treat him as a juvenile they would have to treat him as a prisoner of war. If it was anyone else, wouldn't their country intervene on their behalf, at least to say, ‘He's our citizen and we have a right to know what is happening to him and why it is happening to him.' But the Canadians haven't intervened at all.....

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