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Timeline of the legal odyssey of Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr appears in an Edmonton courtroom, on Sept.23, 2013 in an artist's sketch.
Omar Khadr appears in an Edmonton courtroom, on Sept.23, 2013 in an artist's sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amanda McRoberts

A look at the long legal odyssey of Canadian born Omar Khadr:

1986: Omar Khadr is born in Toronto on Sept. 19, but lives with family in Pakistan until 1995.

1995: Khadr’s father is arrested in connection with the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, but is freed after then-prime minister Jean Chretien raises the arrest with Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

1996: After briefly returning to Canada, the family moves to Jalalabad in Taliban-controlled eastern Afghanistan, where they live in Osama bin Laden’s compound.

July 27, 2002: Two Afghan government soldiers are killed and several U.S. troops sustain injuries as coalition forces move in on Khadr’s compound. Khadr is accused of throwing a grenade that kills U.S. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer. Khadr is badly wounded.

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October 2002: Khadr is transferred to Guantanamo Bay.

Nov. 7, 2005: The U.S. military charges Khadr with conspiracy, attempted murder and aiding the enemy in connection with the deadly 2002 skirmish that killed Speer.

March 17, 2008: Khadr alleges that he was threatened with rape and violence by interrogators seeking to extract a confession.

Aug. 9, 2010: Khadr officially pleads not guilty to five war crimes charges, including murder, at a pre-trial hearing. Judge Col. Patrick Parrish rules Khadr’s confessions will be admissible as evidence.

Oct. 25, 2010: Amid talk of an agreement, Khadr changes his plea to guilty on all five counts; gets opportunity to apply for a transfer to a Canadian prison after one year in a U.S. facility.

Oct. 31, 2010: Jurors sentence Khadr to 40 years in prison for war crimes but a pre-trial deal limits the actual sentence to eight years.

April 2012: U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta signs off on Khadr’s transfer.

Sept. 29, 2012: A U.S. military airplane brings Khadr back to Canada. He is transferred to the Millhaven Institution near Kingston.

April 28, 2013: Khadr’s lawyer announces he plans to appeal the terrorism convictions.

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May 28, 2013: Khadr is transferred to the maximum security Edmonton Institution.

Feb. 11, 2014: Khadr’s lawyer confirms his client has been transferred out of the federal maximum security prison in Edmonton to Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison near the town of Innisfail.

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May 22, 2014: Speer’s widow and an American soldier blinded by the grenade sue Khadr for close to $45 million.

March 24, 2015: Hearing scheduled in Khadr’s application for bail pending the outcome of his appeal in the U.S. of his conviction for war crimes.

April 24, 2015: An Alberta judge grants Omar Khadr bail pending his appeal against his conviction for war crimes in the United States.

May 7, 2015: Alberta judge grants bail to Khadr. He is expected to be freed Thursday afternoon.