What we now know

Detainee transfers were halted in May 2009 after an Afghan intelligence officer bragged of torture. Two allegations of mistreatment from later that year have now come to light.

Military Police Complaints Commission hearings have resumed and, while testifying, a Canadian general defended Afghanistan’s NDS (“these are not torture chambers per se”). After reviewing new documents, the CBC figures Canada has transferred in excess of 400 detainees to Afghan authorities. The Hill Times reports that the government was preparing in 2007 to deal with difficult questions.

Meanwhile, the Brits have completed their own review of detainee policy and practice.

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