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Canada: Use of information gained through torture

last updated Feb 17, 2012

According to Canadian media and BBC a 2010 directive for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) allows the use of information provided by foreign intelligence services and obtained under torture, under “exceptional circumstances”. While Public Safety Minister Vic Toews claims, that ignoring such information is an unacceptable risk to public safety", he is facing criticism from the opposition and human rights organizations.

BBC: Canada security services 'can use torture material'

CBC News: CSIS may use intelligence derived from torture, Toews says