Canadian Forces cleared of all abuse allegations

Military police says it investigated a dozen complaints over four years, found no evidence of mistreatment

The Canadian Forces Military Police says it has investigated about a dozen allegations of prisoner mistreatment by Canadian troops in Afghanistan since 2006 but uncovered no credible evidence any abuse occurred. The only ongoing investigation dates back to 2008; however, investigators say Canadian Forces members have already been “cleared regarding mistreatment of detainees” and that their work is now focused on “other remaining allegations.” While there is no evidence Canadian Forces were ever engaged in the abuse of detainees, a Parliamentary Committee is still looking at claims prisoners transferred to Afghan authorities were abused by their Afghan handlers.

CBC News

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