(CNN) A Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting US troops in Afghanistan is getting more than $10 million and an apology from the Canadian government, according to media reports.
Omar Khadr, 30, had sued the Canadian government for violating international law by allegedly not protecting its citizen and conspiring with his US captors, who he says abused him.
Under a plea deal with US military prosecutors in 2010, Khadr admitted to throwing a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that killed a member of a US Army Special Forces unit. He was 15 at the time of the blast.
On Tuesday, the Toronto Star reported he will receive less than the $20 million he was seeking but $10.5 million Canadian dollars (US $8 million).
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, when asked Tuesday about the settlement and the apology, said to CNN partner CBC News and other media: "There is a judicial process underway that has been underway for a number of years now and we are anticipating I think, a number of people are, the judicial process is coming to its conclusion."
The reported settlement decision upset Canadian conservatives because Khadr in 2010 admitted in a plea agreement that he had thrown a grenade that killed a coalition soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer, a member of a US Army Special Forces unit. US Sgt. Layne Morris was severely wounded in the blast and is blind in one eye."
I'm very familiar with the Khadr family. This is the third generation of Khadrs that owe humanity an apology, not the other way around," Morris told CNN. "I shudder to think what $10 million (about $8 million US) in the hands of an avowed and accomplished terrorist will do."
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