Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Maher Arar's Letelier-Moffitt Award Acceptance

Here's a truly shocking video - Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen, was unlawfully and illegally detained whilst in transit through JFK airport. The US government denied him access to a lawyer, communication with anyone and interrogated him for several hours, before extraditing him to Syria (from which he had fled to escape torture).

He was then tortured and interrogated for 10 months and 10 days, before being released without charge of any crime being filed in any country.

How exactly is this going to win the 'war on terror'?

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