‘In the interest of accuracy and transparency’

Previously considered a matter of operational security, the Canadian Forces has now disclosed the number of detainees taken in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2008—as well as how many were transferred and how many were released—and promises to release new numbers, with a 12-month delay, on an annual basis from here on.

As the Canadian Press notes, the percentage of detainees who were released without being transferred steadily increased over the last three years on record.

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