Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Delay in notifying Red Cross

Canadian military officials delayed notifying the Red Cross about the transfer of prisoners over to the Afghan police. This is the RED CROSS. Why can't we trust them? The Red Cross helps people and doesn't hurt anyone. If our government can't help others stop torture, then can we trust our government to keep tabs on prisoners?
The documents appear to back up the testimony of Richard Colvin, a former Canadian diplomat in Afghanistan who said he delivered repeated warnings that prisoners handed over to Afghan authorities were being tortured.

Colvin said Canada's detainee system was flawed and the process in which federal government officials notified the International Red Cross of its prisoner transfers took days, weeks and — in some cases — up to two months.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/11/23/detainees-afghanistan.html

2 comments:

  1. I like carrots.

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  2. I agree with your post and support an inquiry on whether or not there was a cover-up in Ottawa about handing over prisoners.

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