ICC weighing Canada probe

Court may investigate treatment of Afghan detainees

The International Criminal Court is weighing whether to start a formal investigation into Canada’s handling of Afghan detainees. “There are serious allegations of crimes committed by different parties,” ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told Postmedia News in an interview during a visit at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday, adding that a decision on the matter will be made in the coming weeks. The ICC was first asked to look into Canada’s treatment of Afghan prisoners in 2007, after allegations surfaced that Canadian forces had handed over detainees to Afghan security officials knowing they could face torture.

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