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Eight more complaints of torture in 2008; more documents withheld/disclosed; goings-on in Parliament; oh my!

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This morning, former DFAIT official Nicholas Gosselin testified before the MPCC.  Mr. Gosselin was the DFAIT human rights officer in Afghanistan who discovered implements of torture in an Afghan prison in late 2007.  His discovery, combined with other reports of … Read More

Torture? What torture?

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Week 2 of the MPCC Afghan Public Interest Hearings started off with testimony this morning from Lieutenant-Colonel Gilles Sansterre, commanding officer of the Canadian Forces National Investigative Service — the arm of the military police tasked with, among other things, … Read More

“Would you call that an adequate investigation?”

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This afternoon at the MPCC Afghanistan Public Interest Hearings, BCCLA Litigation Director Grace Pastine had the opportunity to cross-examine Lieutenant-Colonel Gilles Sansterre, the head investigator at the Canadian Forces National Investigative Service. The CFNIS is responsible for investigating serious offences … Read More