On Friday, the Defence Department released statistics on the number of individuals detained and transferred during operations in Afghanistan in 2009. The year set a new high mark for the number of those detained, but only 40% of those individuals were transferred.
In 2009, the CF detained 225 individuals. One (1) individual detained in 2008 remained in custody into 2009, bringing the total of detained individuals in 2009 to 226. Of the 226, 126 were released by the CF, while 92 were transferred. One (1) individual died of wounds as a result of injuries suffered on the battlefield. The individual passed away at the Role 3 hospital while receiving medical care. Seven (7) individuals were detained near the close of 2009 but remained in CF custody until 2010.