New Afghan detainee documents released

CBC News

The federal government has tabled 2,500 pages of redacted documents related to the Afghan detainee controversy in the House of Commons.

It is unclear what is contained in the new documents, which were presented Thursday morning by Tom Lukiwski, parliamentary secretary to Government House Leader Jay Hill. The government is now copying the documents and distributing them to opposition parties.

Opposition MPs have been trying to get the Conservative government to honour a parliamentary order to release the documents pertaining to the handling of Afghan detainees without heavily blacked-out redactions. The government has rebuffed their request, citing national security concerns.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/03/25/afghan-detainee-documents.html#ixzz0jCjsJP0W
 

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