Saturday, March 6, 2010

The detainee scandal just got worse

What, you might ask, could be worse than Canadian officials handing prisoners over to people who are likely to torture them? How about handing prisoners over with the expectation that they will be tortured and provide them with information they want?

Until now, the controversy has centred on whether the government turned a blind eye to abuse of Afghan detainees.

However, Attaran said the full versions of the documents show that Canada went even further in intentionally handing over prisoners to torturers.

"And it wasn't accidental; it was done for a reason," he said. "It was done so that they could be interrogated using harsher methods."

Source. If this is true, it's no wonder the government is so desperate to avoid having to turn the documents over to Parliament...

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