CSIS – We want to use torture.

Montreal Gazette is reporting on the attempt by CSIS to use information acquired by torture.

the letter calls into question CSIS’s previous assurances that it did not countenance torture abroad. And observers wonder whether anything has changed in CSIS’s approach since C-3 was adopted.

The importance of the letter is that it plays an important role in the arguments before the Supreme Court in the Mohamed Mahjoub case.
Council for Mr. Mahjoub – Johanne Doyon is arguing that the signing of C-3 was immediately followed by the issuing five new security certificates. Doyon argues that “The government was well aware before signing the certificates that they were based on information derived from torture,” Doyon said. “They just closed their eyes and signed.”

CSIS head urged government to fight ban on information obtained through torture

 

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