Canada Tortures

Hidden from Canadians - Canada's War of 9-11 Retribution Includes Probable Torture of Afghan Detainees

Possible release of long-secret Afghan detainee documents hits snag

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA — An all-party push to release documents about the alleged torture of prisoners in Afghan jails ran into a procedural wall late Friday.

The Conservatives joined other federal parties in calling for disclosure of the first batch of records from a special committee, saying they would do "whatever it takes" to make it happen.

But Alberta Tory candidate Laurie Hawn later backpedalled somewhat, saying "there is no specific process" to make the documents public during an election campaign.

The alleged abuse of detainees in Afghanistan — and what the federal government may have known about it — has dogged the Conservatives for years.