Convicted terrorist Omar Khadr was transferred to a maximum-security Millhaven Institution in Bath, Ont., on Saturday morning. The 26-year-old Canadian convict spent the past decade serving in the U.S. military prison of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has confirmed his move to Canada, stating that Khadr reached Canadian Forces Base Trenton at 7:40 a.m. ET on Sept. 29.
"Omar Khadr is a known supporter of the al-Qaeda terrorist network and a convicted terrorist," Toews said.
"I am satisfied the Correctional Service of Canada can administer Omar Khadr's sentence in a manner which recognizes the serious nature of the crimes that he has committed and ensure the safety of Canadians is protected during incarceration."
Khadr has been serving a sentence for war crimes. Since last October, he has been eligible to return to Canada, the Canadian Press reports.
"This was obviously years in the making, and in the last couple of days, it had become clear that the repatriation was about to happen," said Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg in an interview with CBC.
In 2002, Khadr was captured in the rubble of a bombed out compound in Afghanistan. He was 15.