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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:05 PM
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CBC: 3 more Canadians alleging torture seek Arar-style inquiry
Three Canadian men of Middle Eastern origin who say they were imprisoned and tortured in Syria are demanding an independent inquiry into their allegations.

The three Muayyed Nureddin, Abdullah Almalki and Ahmad El Maati told a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday that the federal government must follow the recommendations of Justice Dennis O'Connor, who investigated the case of Maher Arar.

Arar was arrested by U.S. authorities in September of 2002 and taken to Syria where he was interrogated and tortured for nearly a year.

O'Connor said Canadian officials had shared faulty information about Arar with the United States and Syria, and recommended that all such allegations be probed by an independent investigator.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/10/12/threemorearar...
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:08 PM
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1. kr/nt
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:27 PM
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2. The men have a good point, imo...
Given that the authorities "shared faulty information about Arar with Syria, why would they not assume that the same didn't happen with regard to themselves.

Sadly, with the faux cons in power, nothing will happen and, given that the Arar travesty took place when the Libs were in power, even if they get back in nothing will happen.
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