(warning: This post has been edited by the department of Foreign Affairs for national security purposes)
In a fairly remarkable front page
story in today's Globe & Mail, Paul Koring
reveals that Canada's New Government
knew that "torture and abuse were rife in Afghan jails", despite claims to the contrary. The Foreign Affairs department also blacked out parts of the documents released under access to information that claim the situation
worse in Afghanistan (even though there was no national security reason to remove this information). For example, the sentence "the overall human rights situation in Afghanistan deteriorated in 2006" was removed completely.
of this report should be very disconcerting
for all Canadians.