U.S. sends man to Syria to be tortured

May 17, 2011

U.S. sends man to Syria to be tortured

I Apologize to Maher Arar: Accountability for Torture Now

Maher Arar suffered torture because of the actions of U.S. officials. An apology is long overdue.

Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen, was travelling home to Canada from visiting relatives in Tunisia in 2002. While changing planes at New York City's JFK airport, he was detained by U.S. authorities and then transferred secretly to Syria, where he was held for a year and tortured.

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