Canada hit by Afghan torture scandal

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Canadian troops in Afghanistan may face war crime charges over a case which involves the torture of Afghan prisoners in Kandahar.

According to a report published in the French-language daily La Presse, three Afghan prisoners said they had been beaten with bricks and cables, given electric shocks, deprived of sleep and had their nails torn out in Sarpoza Prison in the southern city of Kandahar, where Canada’s 2,500-strong military mission is based.
The Canadian government is accused of facilitating a process of torture by handing over the prisoners at a time when there was reason to suspect prisoner abuse.
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