Tag Archives: Torture inquiry

Rights groups call for torture inquiry

Two human rights groups are calling for a public inquiry into Canada’s handling of Afghan detainees following a UN report on the torture of prisoners in Afghan government custody (Robert Hiltz, “Rights groups call for Afghan-detainee inquiry after UN report,” Postmedia News, 11 October 2011): Amnesty International and the BC Civil Liberties Association released a […]

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 […]