Won't torture prisoners, Afghans promise Canada
Canada was assured by a senior member of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's government on Friday that the handover of Taliban prisoners in Kandahar can resume without the fear of torture.
The pledge came from Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, who was attending a two-day informal meeting of NATO defence chiefs.
"All the necessary actions which were required have been taken by the Afghan government," he told reporters as the meeting broke up.
"So I think they can resume without being worried."