I cultivated a source in Mauritania over the past few months to get information about Londoner Aaron Yoon, who was imprisoned there on terrorist-related charges.
The prison he was in is located three km north of Nouakchott.
My source said that Yoon was in a comfortable cell there. The prison has sports equipment and a library.
He said Yoon requested a lot of books and was studying Muslim theology. He also said he read the Koran a lot.
He told me before it happened that Yoon would be released from prison, even though prosecutors had wanted his sentenced lengthened to 10 years.
Yoon is back living in London.
I’m sure the Canadian government has questioned him at length.
Do we have a right to know what really happened when he and his two friends (now both dead) travelled overseas and allegedly got involved in terrorism? Or is that information best kept in the hands of the government?