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Canada's spy agency to share despite torture risk

Canada's spy agency to share despite torture risk

Canada has given its spy service the go-ahead to provide information to foreign agencies even when there is a "substantial risk" it will lead to torture of suspects.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews outlines instructions for sharing information in such cases in a four-page directive to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
A copy of the July 2011 directive was released to The Canadian Press news agency under Canada's Access to Information Act.
Just weeks ago Toews acknowledged telling the spy agency to use information that may have been extracted through torture in cases where public safety is at stake.
The newly released directive incorporates that and provides newly crafted guidance on information sharing.


Updated : 2021-01-27 10:19 GMT+08:00