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Extradition fight plays out in city courtroom

A court in Toronto is hearing that suspected terrorist Abdullah Khadrwillingly chatted with an RCMP officer on his arrival back in Canadafrom Pakistan four years ago.

A court in Toronto is hearing that suspected terrorist Abdullah Khadr willingly chatted with an RCMP officer on his arrival back in Canada from Pakistan four years ago.

Det.-Insp. Konrad Shourie says Khadr seemed relaxed and appeared to be trying to get things off his chest.

The RCMP officer talked to Khadr in December 2005 at the airport in Toronto, about eight months after a similar interview during Khadr’s detention in Pakistan.

Shourie says Khadr did backpedal from the earlier statements he made in Pakistan in an effort to minimize his involvement in weapons purchasing.

Khadr is fighting extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on charges he bought weapons for al-Qaida and plotted to kill Americans in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

 
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