Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Canadian Rendition Probe Expands to U.S., Syria

By William Fisher

"NEW YORK, Jun 22, 2010 (IPS) - The Canadian government has quietly been conducting an international criminal probe of the actions of Syrian and U.S. authorities in the case of Maher Arar, the Canadian who was arrested in 2002 by U.S. officials and then rendered to a Syrian jail where he was held incommunicado and tortured for 10 months before being released without charge, it was revealed Monday.

The Toronto Star newspaper is reporting that "an unprecedented Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) probe into the Arar torture affair has gone global, with the possibility the Mounties will lay charges against U.S. and Syrian government officials involved in the case."...."

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