Inquire into torture in Afghanistan
As parliamentarians get back to work, let’s remember the conservative government continues to stall in calling for a full independent public inquiry into Canadian complicity in torture in Afghanistan.
Richard Colvin, former Canadian diplomat in Kandahar, testified on Nov. 18, 2009, that: “According to our information, the likelihood is that all the Afghan [detainees] we handed over were tortured.”
It is time to demand a full independent public inquiry into Canadian complicity in torture since 2002.
–Luke Stewart, Kitchener-Waterloo Anti-Torture Coalition (KWATC)