Long-secret watchdog report warned of 'undue pressure' from CSIS on detainees

Newly disclosed documents show a top secret federal report — kept under wraps for over a decade — criticized Canada's spy agency for shortcomings as its members increasingly travelled overseas to interrogate people in foreign prisons in the name of fighting terrorism.

The report warned that new practices were needed because Canadians held abroad had little recourse if tortured by a foreign government.

As a result, when Canadian Security Intelligence Service officers showed up at a detainee's cell door in another country, it could "place undue pressure" on the prisoner to take part in an interview with the spy service.

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