Canadian Press, the Star, the Globe, the Sun and the CBC report from today’s session of the special committee on Afghanistan. From CP’s dispatch.
Finding a piece of braided electrical cable in the office of an Afghani investigations director was enough to get the man fired, but not enough to convince Canadian officials that torture was taking place.
Opposition MPs were incredulous Wednesday as three Canadian civil servants maintained they had no “first-hand” evidence that Afghan detainees were being abused, notwithstanding allegations by some prisoners of being beaten with cables.
It was the highlight of a sometimes testy, two-hour exchange at the special committee on Afghanistan.