CF knew about abuse since 2006

Canadian soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan knew as early as the spring of 2006 that local authorities routinely abused prisoners and used corporal punishment, the Toronto Star wrote, based on a military board of inquiry report released last week. Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk ordered the investigation after he mistakenly testified before a House of Commons' committee that a detainee in question had never been held in Canadian custody, only questioned. The purpose of the investigation was to determine why the true facts never reached Gen. Natynczyk or his predecessor, Rick Hillier.

Published: Wednesday, 05/12/2010 12:00 am EDT

Canadian soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan knew as early as the spring of 2006 that local authorities routinely abused prisoners and used corporal punishment, the Toronto Star wrote, based on a military board of inquiry report released last week. Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk ordered the investigation after he mistakenly testified before a House of Commons' committee that a detainee in question had never been held in Canadian custody, only questioned. The purpose of the investigation was to determine why the true facts never reached Gen. Natynczyk or his predecessor, Rick Hillier.

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