Friday, February 29, 2008

On again

The Globe and Mail reports that the Cons have decided to once again start transferring Afghan detainees on the assumption that they can blindly accept the results of Afghan investigations into their own prisons. Which of course comes less than a month after a temporary halt to transfers was the primary reason why the Federal Court declined to order that transfers be stopped.

If there's any good news, it's that the civil liberties groups involved should hopefully be well-positioned to put together another injunction application. But today's news makes it all the more clear that the move to stop transfers last year was merely a temporary measure to enable the Cons to avoid answering for torture concerns in court.

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