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Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr to be released on bail

  • FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2008 file courtroom drawing by artist Janet Hamlin, reviewed by the US military, Canadian-born accused terrorist Omar Khadr attends a pre-trial session in Camp Justice on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Omar Khadr, convicted of killing a U.S. soldier, will be released on bail Thursday, May 7, 2015, after Court of Appeal Jutice Myra Bielby refused a last-ditch attempt by the Canadian government to keep him jailed. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2008 file courtroom drawing by artist Janet Hamlin, reviewed by the US military, Canadian-born accused terrorist Omar Khadr attends a pre-trial session in Camp Justice on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Omar Khadr, convicted of killing a U.S. soldier, will be released on bail Thursday, May 7, 2015, after Court of Appeal Jutice Myra Bielby refused a last-ditch attempt by the Canadian government to keep him jailed. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Bowden Institution near Calgary, Alta., is shown Thursday, May 7, 2015, where former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr is being held while he appeals his war-crimes conviction in the U.S. Omar Khadr, convicted of killing a U.S. soldier, will be released on bail Thursday, May 7, 2015, after Court of Appeal Jutice Myra Bielby refused a last-ditch attempt by the Canadian government to keep him jailed. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    The Bowden Institution near Calgary, Alta., is shown Thursday, May 7, 2015, where former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr is being held while he appeals his war-crimes conviction in the U.S. Omar Khadr, convicted of killing a U.S. soldier, will be released on bail Thursday, May 7, 2015, after Court of Appeal Jutice Myra Bielby refused a last-ditch attempt by the Canadian government to keep him jailed. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr's lawyer, speaks to the media outside of Alberta Court of Appeal after his client was ordered released on bail, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. Court of Appeal Jutice Myra Bielby rejected the government's emergency request to stop Khadr's release while he appeals his U.S. war crimes conviction. Kadr, a former Guantanamo Bay inmate convicted of killing a U.S. soldier, has been held in Canada since 2012, serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr's lawyer, speaks to the media outside of Alberta Court of Appeal after his client was ordered released on bail, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. Court of Appeal Jutice Myra Bielby rejected the government's emergency request to stop Khadr's release while he appeals his U.S. war crimes conviction. Kadr, a former Guantanamo Bay inmate convicted of killing a U.S. soldier, has been held in Canada since 2012, serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A former Guantanamo Bay inmate convicted of killing a U.S. soldier will be released on bail Thursday after a judge refused a last-ditch attempt by the Canadian government to keep him jailed.

Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby declined a stay request of a lower court judge's decision to grant Omar Khadr bail while he appeals his U.S. war crimes conviction.

Toronto-born Khadr spent a decade in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Since 2012 he's been held in Canada, serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010. He was convicted of war crimes, including throwing a grenade when he was 15 years old that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in 2002.

Khadr, 28, was once the youngest detainee at Guantanamo.