Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 9, 2017 The Canadian prime minister defended the government’s apology and multimillion-dollar payment to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. Justin Trudeau on July 8 said the deal was not about the merits of the case against Canadian-born Omar Khadr but
AP: The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions of dollars to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances.” Click here to read more (external link).
National Post: Maryam Monsef, the Trudeau government’s minister for democratic institutions, visited Iran in 2014. We know this because the minister herself talked about that visit in a profile written by Le Devoir Ottawa bureau chief Helene Buzzetti and published in that newspaper back in May. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Hailed as Canada’s first Afghan-born member of parliament, the Canadian Minister Maryam Monsef could be stripped of her citizenship or deported for misrepresentation of birth place which was earlier believed to be Afghanistan. According to the local media reports, the step could be taken without hearing under the citizenship laws brought in by the previous
cbc.ca: Maryam Monsef, Canada’s minister of democratic institutions, was compelled to explain on Thursday morning that she was not born in Afghanistan, as previously believed. As first reported by the Globe and Mail, Monsef recently learned that she was born in Iran. “In recent days, my mother told me for the first time that my sisters and
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 31, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban confirmed to VOA Tuesday it has been holding a Canadian man, his American wife and their two children hostage, saying the insurgent group is waiting for the U.S. and Canadian governments to meet its demands. Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman, in a video
Press TV August 31, 2016 The US State Department is reportedly evaluating a video released by the Taliban in Afghanistan that shows a Canadian man and his American wife warning that they will be killed unless their captors’ demands are met. John Kirby, the US State Department spokesman, made the announcement in a press briefing
Tolo News: Former Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan Chris Alexander has said the Pakistani military is the official backer of the Taliban and Haqqani network. Alexander, who has also served as deputy head of UNAMA, said that Pakistan clearly supports the Taliban and Haqqani terror network and that the world must not underestimate Pakistan’s backing of the insurgent
VOA News January 11, 2016 The Taliban has freed a Canadian it held hostage in Afghanistan for at least five years. “Canada is very pleased that efforts undertaken to secure the release of Colin Rutherford from captivity have been successful,” Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Monday. “We look forward to Mr. Rutherford being
CBC: A new report from the military’s top doctor finds an “elevated risk” of suicide among soldiers who have served on the front lines in Afghanistan, prompting a call for more action on mental health from Canada’s new defence minister. Click here to read more (external link).