John McNamer

John McNamer is an independent human rights activist and journalist. A Canadian citizen, he has worked in the past as a researcher and writer for Lawyers Against the War (LAW). He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service with the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam.

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Jun 032013

UN Committee Against Torture could revive detainee torture scandal.

by John McNamer

 Although the Harper government seems to believe it has successfully buried the mountain of evidence demonstrating Canada’s long-term, large-scale systemic complicity in illegal Afghan detainee torture and the CIA’s horrific worldwide “extraordinary rendition” scheme, this ghost may soon rise again to haunt all of Canada in a big way, as a UN committee calls for answers.

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