April 18, 2011
OTTAWA — An all-party push to release documents about the alleged torture of prisoners in Afghan jails ran into a procedural wall late Friday.
The Conservatives joined other federal parties in calling for disclosure of the first batch of records from a special committee, saying they would do “whatever it takes” to make it happen.
The alleged abuse of detainees in Afghanistan — and what the federal government may have known about it — has dogged the Conservatives for years.
The government’s initial refusal to disclose the thousands of pages of Foreign Affairs and Defence Department reports prompted a parliamentary crisis in December 2009.
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