A B.C. man says he’s leaving some money in his will to convicted Canadian war criminal Omar Khadr.
Jack Hallam of Salt Spring Island says he’s set aside $700 for Khadr to use for his education.
The 84-year-old retired zoologist says he’s doing so even though he doubts that Khadr would approve of his lifestyle as a gay atheist.
Three weeks ago, Khadr was returned to Canada after spending 10 years in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He was 15 and badly wounded when he was locked up for killing an American medic with a grenade during a battle in Afghanistan.
Now 26, Khadr has six years remaining in his eight-year term, and will be eligible for parole next May.
Hallam says he may boost the $700 offer so Khadr, who was born in Toronto, can use it to adjust to life back in Canada.
Hallam says Khadr has been treated badly by both the American and Canadian governments, and he’s been touched by his story.