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Afghan detainee documents buried in a shipping container

Military officials testify it “may take years” to sort them out

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The Military Police Complaints Commission heard Tuesday that documents it has requested regarding the transfer of Afghan detainees could take years to sort out. According to testimony by Maj. Denis Gagnon, the relevant files were “all thrown together in a storage bin, a sea container.” The process of Indexing and cataloguing those documents “may take years,” he said. A senior military official had testified earlier that some documents are being withheld in order to prevent information from leaking out. “We know full well that Canada’s enemies are ready to use that kind of information against our troops that are deployed there,” Brig. Gen. Richard Blanchette said. “That is why there have been certain delays in producing those documents.”

Montreal Gazette

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