Torture documents surface

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is releasing documents it sayswere sent to federal government officials detailing reports of tortureagainst Afghan detainees.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is releasing documents it says were sent to federal government officials detailing reports of torture against Afghan detainees.
The heavily censored documents describe interviews with several detainees who claimed they had been “whipped with cables, shocked with electricity and/or otherwise hurt” after they were transferred from the Canadian military into Afghan custody in Kandahar.
The association says the papers leave no doubt that Ottawa knows that Canadian-transferred detainees are subsequently tortured by Afghan authorities.
The government documents were released as part of court attempts by Amnesty International and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association to stop transfers of prisoners taken by Canadian troops in Afghanistan.


 
 
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