The Canadian Press

2007-03-11 | Afghan Canada Detainees

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Defense Minister Gordon O'Connor arrived in Kandahar March 11th to visit Canadian troops and meet with the Afghan Human Rights Commission. Weeks earlier, Canada signed a deal with the commission to monitor the health of detainees that Canadian troops hand over to the Afghan government. O'Connor said he wanted to ensure the commission was doing what it said it would do. (O'Connor had been under fire over Canada's policy regarding the detainees. He said the International Committee of the Red Cross monitored their treatment. The ICRC said that wasn't the case.)

Date: 2007-03-11
Placeline: KANDAHAR, Afghanistan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have an agreement signed by General Grant I want to look the man in the eyes and I want to be confirmed that they are going to do what they say they're going to do so basically that's it I just want Assurance from him that he will Monitor and he will inform us of any abuses >>