Omar Khadr, a Canadian-born man who killed an American Special Forces soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15 while fighting for Al Qaeda, will receive an apology and $8 million from the Canadian government.

The decision was made this week following years of political controversy in Canada over the plight of a man who had his “human rights violated” while he was detained at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison following his capture on the battlefield, according to the Canadian Supreme Court.

SOFREP has written before about the bizarre story of Khadr, who was captured by American forces following a firefight that occurred in July 2002. In that encounter, following a deadly firefight with Special Operations Forces, Khadr was the sole surviving occupant of a suspected Al Qaeda compound. He then threw a grenade at American forces, killing Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer and blinding Sergeant First Class Layne Morris.

The ruling from Canada’s Supreme Court in 2010, which likely paved the way for Khadr’s successful lawsuit against the government, ruled that because Canada was complicit in his detention at Guantanamo Bay, they bear responsibility for his treatment.