Canada high court will not hear case on Afghan detainee documents Rebecca DiLeonardo at 1:01 PM ET
[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Thursday denied the government leave to appeal [judgments in leave] a decision requiring them to turn over redacted documents providing information about Afghan prisoner treatment. The complaint [case information] was filed by University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran [faculty profile], whose previous research uncovered a pattern of suspicious injuries on three detainees captured in April 2006 and later released. Attaran was originally granted permission [Ottawa Citizen report] to view the documents with significant portions blacked out. A Court of Appeals ordered the government to provide a more complete version of the documents in May 2011. Thursday's decision denied the government's final appeal, and Attaran is expected to receive a new version of the documents.
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