Tag Archives: Richard Colvin

Canadians want a Torture Inquiry

Dear Ceasefire.ca supporters, The news from Ottawa is shocking. Senior intelligence officer Richard Colvin repeatedly warned the government about the routine use of torture in Afghan prisons, yet the Canadian Forces continued to hand over their prisoners to brutal Afghan authorities. Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, rather than taking the charges seriously, has instead used a […]

Harper Conservatives smear Canadian senior intel officer as "Taliban dupe"

The Harper Conservatives have reached a new low. Rather than taking seriously the alarming information about the torture of Afghan detainees taken by Canadians and held in Afghan prisons, the Conservative attack-machine tried to smear senior intelligence officer Richard Colvin as a Taliban dupe, says the New York Times in a story by the Associated […]

MacKay Denies Knowing of Afghan Torture Reports

Defence Minister Peter MacKay claims that he was never informed that the detainees Canadian forces were handing over to Afghan authorities faced the possibility of being tortured. This statement follows the public release of an affidavit given to the Military Police Compaints Commission (MPCC) last Wednesday, where former senior diplomat Richard Colvin says that he […]