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Afghanistan Public Interest Hearing (APIH)

On March 12, 2008, the Chair of the Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC) directed that the investigation into the complaints lodged by Amnesty International Canada and British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (AIC-BCCLA) move to a public hearing process. This was required following the delays and difficulties to obtain relevant documents and information from government authorities.

On February 26, 2007, the MPCC had announced the launching a public interest investigation into a complaint regarding the transfer of detainees by Military Police in Afghanistan. This decision related to a joint AIC-BCCLA complaint letter received on February 21, 2007. In the complaint, it was alleged that the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and unidentified members of the CF Military Police, on at least 18 occasions transferred detainees to Afghan authorities notwithstanding alleged evidence that there was likelihood they would be tortured.

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Last updated:  2009-01-20 Return to top of the pageImportant Notices