The Canadian Press

2007-04-26 | Afghan Canada Abuse

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A day after announcing that a deal had been struck to check on the treatment of Afghan detainees, the Conservative government appeared to change its story. Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the Commons on April 26th that the government expected to "formalize" a deal soon. Then, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day stunned the Opposition by saying Canadian Corrections officials in Kandahar had access to the detainees all along. (The federal Conservative government was under fire amid reports that suspected Taliban militants who were handed over to Afghan authorities by Canadian soldiers were severely tortured in Afghan jails.)

Date: 2007-04-26
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << with one of them two days ago Mr Speaker 15 times already she has that have had access to the prison facility in Kandahar has full access so also did a visit yesterday to the detention Felicita facility improvements are being made it's difficult it's moving but it's difficult but improvements are being made >>