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CSIS won’t rule out use of info obtained through torture

But, lawyer says, such situations are ‘once-in-a-lifetime’


 

Testifying before a parliamentary committee today, a lawyer for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said Canada’s spies will use information obtained through torture if they feel lives are a stake. Such situations, he said, are “once-in-a-lifetime,” but human rights advocates say only an absolute ban is acceptable. The committee is studying the government’s response to Maher Arar, the Canadian who was detained in New York and sent to Syria where he was tortured on suspicion he was linked to terrorism.

The Toronto Star


 
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CSIS won’t rule out use of info obtained through torture

  1. Well, that’s troubling. Once in a lifetime is once too many.

  2. People, every spy agency, every army has resorted to this. The difference is that, CSIS is being honest enough to admit it up front. Do Canadians really think only the US did this or Iran> It is a nasty fact of life.

  3. Only an absolute ban is acceptable, fact of life or no.

    I’m still more scared of the state than I am of terrorists.

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