A law professor from Ottawa says that the Government is censoring the Afghan detainee documents because the prisoners were intentionally tortured. This person says he has seen the uncensored version of the documents. However, this can’t be taken as truth. What needs to be done is the release of the documents in full so that all Canadians know the truth. If intentional torture is the truth, then something needs to be done about whoever is responsible. Further investigation and the release of documents is necessary.
If the allegation is true, such actions would constitute a war crime, said University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran, who has been digging deep into the issue and told CBC News he has seen uncensored versions of government documents released last year.
"If these documents were released [in full], what they will show is that Canada partnered deliberately with the torturers in Afghanistan for the interrogation of detainees," he said.
"There would be a question of rendition and a question of war crimes on the part of certain Canadian officials. That's what's in these documents, and that's why the government is covering up as hard as it can."