Security concerns not a justification

posted on November 03, 2005 | in Category International | PermaLink

Original author: Michelle Shephard Source: The Toronto Star URL: [link] (subscribers only) Date: November 3, 2005 Torture never justified: U.N. Canada's role in deportations attacked Report urges federal government probe Canada could be breaking law

Canada would violate international law if terrorism suspects are deported to countries where they face torture, a U.N. Human Rights Committee report states. The strongly worded report urged the federal government to investigate claims of complicity in the torture of three Canadian citizens. An independent report last week backed up claims by Ahmed Elmaati, Muayyed Nureddin and Abdullah Almalki that they had been tortured in Syrian jails.

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