Prisoner abuse didn’t stop: official

Foreign Affairs official says Afghan abuse claims went on after 2007

Nicholas Gosselin, a Canadian foreign affairs official, says he continued hearing complaints about prisoner abuse in Afghanistan after Canada stopped transferring detainees to the country’s prisons in 2007. Gosselin, who was instrumental in stopping the transfers after finding weapons used for torture during a prison visit, told the military watchdog overseeing the investigation into the abuse scandal that there were at least 8 more complaints between January and August 2008. His testimony gives even more weight to charges that the government committed war crimes by handing prisoners over to Afghan authorities knowing they’d likely be tortured.

CBC News

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