Former Chief of Defence Staff Rick Hiller and former General Michel Gauthier responded to allegations made by Richard Colvin that Canadian Forces handed detainees over to Afghan authorities for torture.
We didn’t base our actions on people making statements like “all detainees were tortured”. How ludicrous a statement is that from any one single individual who really had no knowledge to say anything like that.
– General Hillier
Last week’s evidence states categorically that the very high risk of torture in Afghan prisons was first made known to senior members of the Canadain Forces in May of 2006, and repeatedly therafter. In actual fact I, and others, received such warnings in a substantial manner more than a year later than that.– General Gauthier
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