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The Defence Department has confirmed that it has extended provisions of Canada's privacy law to detainees captured by Canadian troops and is prepared to go to court to protect those rights, the Ottawa Citizen reports. The confirmation follows two Ottawa lawyers' attempts to have records released to determine if Afghan detainees had been beaten. The defense department refused, citing privacy law. The decision differs from past department policies, however, which Prof. Michael Byers says is inconsistent "and therefore suggests the privacy argument is not being invoked for the benefit of the detainees as much as it is to cover up access to information."
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