Thursday, June 28, 2012

Military police cleared in Afghan detainee transfer report

From the CBC:

Report compares commission process to stonewalled Somalia inquiry
By Laura Payton, CBC News
Jun 27, 2012

The Military Police Complaints Commission says there was no wrongdoing by Canadian military police in the long-running controversy over the torture of detainees in Afghanistan.

The mandate of the commission's inquiry was tightly restricted to the question of whether a small group of eight military police officers had a duty to investigate the risk that detainees handed over to Afghan authorities might be tortured. It's illegal under Canadian law to knowingly transfer prisoners of war into a situation where they'll be tortured.

The MPCC report was also harshly critical of the government, devoting a chapter of the report to taking the government to task for stonewalling the commission....

Much more here ...

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