They have acknowledged my innocence this means the world to me with those words, maher arar finally loosened the long yoke that has followed him around since he was deported from the us and sent. The report on the engineer, maher arar, said american officials had apparently acted on inaccurate information from canadian investigators and then misled canadian authorities about their plans for mr arar before transporting him to syria. President obama & c o ngress: i apologize to torture survivor maher arar and urge you to do the same i t's the right thing t o d o and it's required by law. Maher arar came to public attention after he was rendered by american authorities to syria, his native country while imprisoned there he was subjected to torture and other degrading and inhumane treatment. Maher arar (arabic: ) (born 1970) is a telecommunications engineer with dual syrian and canadian citizenship who has resided in canada since 1987. Case opinion for us 2nd circuit arar v ashcroft 10 read the court's full decision on findlaw.
I thought the subcommittee hearing on rendition to torture, which focused on the maher arar's case, was very fascinating and certainly justifiable it was clear that mr arar was victimized unjustily because the united states government had received false information from canada canada has. Maher arar news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about maher arar from the tribunedigital-sunsentinel. As the gulfstream iii jet carrying maher arar approached bangor, maine, one fall day in 2002, i was walking my 6-year-old to abraham lincoln school across town in the subconscious ear of background noise, i know i heard his jet as it came in for a landing, flying low over the spooky. News about maher arar commentary and archival information about maher arar from the new york times. Maher arar [source: chris wattie / reuters] on his way home to montreal, maher arar, a 34-year old it specialist, makes a stopover at jfk international airport in new york. Arar v ashcroft united state court of appeals, second circuit 532 federal reporter 3d 157 plaintiff-appellant maher arar, a dual citizen of syria and canada arar was a member of al qaeda and therefore inadmissible to the united states.
View maher arar's profile on linkedin, the world's largest professional community maher's education is listed on their profile see the complete profile on linkedin and discover maher's connections and jobs at similar companies. Commission of inquiry into the actions of canadian officials in relation to maher arar report of professor stephen j toope fact finder 14 october 2005. The royal canadian mounted police are demanding the extradition of col george salloum for overseeing the torture of maher arar after he was handed over by us authorities. Maher arar is a 34-year-old wireless technology consultant he was born in syria and came to canada with his family at the age of 17 he became a canadian ci. Us broke its own laws by deporting maher arar to country that practises torture and warned that responsible could face criminal sanction or civil suit.
Maher arar, syrian/canadian citizen deported from us to syria while changing planes, canada not consulted, canadian passport cut no ice with us immigration officials. Now, maher arar tells correspondent vicki mabrey about what became his year in hell, which began when federal agents stopped him for questioning at jfk international airport i cooperated with them 100 percent. The us supreme court declined to take the case of canadian citizen maher arar, who alleged that us officials deported him to syria in 2002 knowing he would be tortured during terrorism interrogations. Maher arar is a syrian-born canadian engineer who was travelling back to canada from a family vacation in tunisia in september 2002, when he was pulled off a plane in new york. Maher arar ( arabic : ) (born 1970) is a telecommunications engineer with dual syrian and canadian citizenship who has resided in canada since 1987 arar's story is frequently referred to as extraordinary rendition but the us government insisted it was a case of.
Montreal, jan 26 -- the prime minister of canada apologized friday to maher arar and agreed to give $9 million in compensation to the canadian arab, who was spirited by us agents to syria and tortured there after being falsely named as a terrorism suspect.