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Canada will monitor Afghan detainees for signs of torture

The Canadian military has arranged to monitor the prisoners it hands over to Afghan security forces to ensure they are not tortured, Defence Minister Gordon O’Connor said Wednesday. “We have, in the last few days, entered into a local agreement in the Kandahar province to enter the detention facilities any time we want,” O’Connor said. He made his announcement while being grilled by the House of Commons foreign affairs committee about the latest allegations of prisoner torture in Afghanistan. Full Story

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