Friday, 16 October 2009

If no one had read it

Why did you try to suppress it then?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009:

In a letter sent to the Department of Justice and obtained by CBC News, Lori Bokenfohr said the government has invoked the national security order in response to Richard Colvin's decision to co-operate with the Military Police Complaints Commission. The commission is examining whether military police officers had a duty to investigate the transfer of detainees when there were allegations of torture in Afghan prisons by Afghans. But the order prohibits Colvin from telling the commission what he knows.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday that he did not see reports in 2006 that suggested there was evidence detainees had been tortured after they were handed over to Afghan prisons by Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.

MacKay, who was foreign minister at the time, insisted Thursday that he knew nothing of the documents. "I have not seen those reports in either my capacity as minister of National Defence or previously as minister of Foreign Affairs," he said in a telephone interview from Halifax.

Ahhhh Fall. When the smell of manure permeates the air.

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