Where are the journalists?

The writers at The Cord had a week to research and write an article(s) about the allegations our government is complicit in war crimes through the transfer of Afghani detainees knowing they would be tortured.

The writers at the Cord did not write a single article.

Richard Colvin’s testimony was not shocking.Amnesty International, the Red Cross and examples of Maher Arar , Omar Khadr, Abousfian Abdelrazik, Abdullah Almalki, Muayyed Nureddin, and Ahmad Abou El-Maati have shown there is a culture of complicity on behalf of the Canadian government when it comes to torture of both Afghan and Canadian citizens.

In fact, Canada’s involvement in the “War on Terror” has demonstrated our complicity in crimes against humanity and other egregious war crimes in the name of democracy, freedom, and development. Section 5 of the Canadian Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act of 2000 states explicitly that someone in a position of authority has an obligation to investigate any report of an alleged war crime.

While the Canadian government refuses to release documents to a parliamentary committee, Canadians are left wondering if our values and laws are under attack.

We need a full independent public inquiry. Where is the outrage?

–Luke Stewart

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