Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Torture-Settlement-Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Torture-Settlement-Update

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BURLINGTON, Ont. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is refusing to discuss the amount of the settlement to three Canadians who were tortured in Syria.

Speaking to reporters in Burlington, Ontario he emphasized that there are consequences whenever the government fails to defends the rights of its citizens.

Trudeau says "Canada has made it very clear nobody ever deserves to be tortured."

Recently released public accounts note a payment of 31.25-million dollars to Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin.

In October of 2008, an inquiry led by former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci found Canadian officials contributed to the torture of Almalki, El Maati and Nureddin by sharing information with foreign agencies. …

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