Afghan Abuse

Published: Wednesday, 11/21/2007 12:00 am EST

Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier told the House last week that Canadian officials have evidence of physical abuse on a Taliban detainee in an Afghan prison. Mr. Bernier's announcement came hours before the government publicized once-classified documents on the treatment of prisoners. Days later Mr. Bernier met in Paris with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, who defended the treatment of Afghan detainees by Canadian soldiers, according to the Canadian Press.

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