News24.com | Canada security agencies helped Syria in torture cases – documents

Ottawa – Canada’s spy agency and federal police quietly cooperated with Syrian military intelligence in the post 9/11 torture of three Canadians, documents revealed by public broadcaster CBC showed on Monday.The three men were arrested by Syrian military intelligence during trips abroad from 2001 to 2004, suspected of al-Qaeda links.Each claimed upon return to Canada that he had been tortured, and that Canadian security officials had supplied their captors with intelligence and questions to pose to the detainees.All three men have also claimed their innocence.According to heavily redacted files obtained by CBC, it all started with a post 9/11 emergency meeting of the top brass of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to discuss terror threats.At the top of a list of suspects was Abdullah Almalki, a Syrian-born electrical engineer who ran an electronics exporting business. He was targeted because he had …