Court rejects Canadian's 'rendition' case

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday rejected the case of a Canadian who said he was tortured in Syria after U.S. agents sent him there.
U.S. re-examines Canadian's rendition

U.S. re-examines Canadian's rendition

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is re-examining the rendition of a Canadian terror suspect to Syria where he alleged he was tortured in 2002.

Canada recalls torture manual

OTTAWA, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Canada's government has ordered a manual defining torture rewritten because it included U.S.-run and Israeli sites as possible torture locations.

Lawmakers apologize to tortured suspect

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Some U.S. congressmen offered apologies to a man who was sent to Syria by the U.S. government and subsequently tortured.

Report: Canada to pay rendition victim

OTTAWA, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has reportedly agreed to pay compensation to a Syrian-born Canadian who was deported to his native country by the United States.

Analysis: Arar case shows screening probs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The case of a Canadian Arab who U.S. officials this week said would remain on their watch-list of suspected terrorists, despite having been cleared by the Canad
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Justice tones down Gonzales denial

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has amended U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' remarks denying responsibility for treatment of a Canadian man detained in 2002.

Canada police blasted in deportation case

TORONTO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- An innocent computer engineer was deported to Syria and tortured after bad intelligence was given to the United States by Canadian police, an inquiry says.

Syrian ambassador dismisses torture report

OTTAWA, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Syria's ambassador to Canada denies claims that a Canadian software engineer was tortured during a year's detention.

Canadian allegedly tortured by Syria

OTTAWA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Canadian engineer Maher Arar was tortured while in custody in Syria three years ago and still suffers from the abuse, a report said Thursday.

Canada official: Torture can be tolerated

OTTAWA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A Canadian official, during a hearing about a Canadian citizen deported to Syria, said the country will cooperate with other nations that practice torture.

U.S. rendition comes under court scrutiny

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. government argued in court it has the right to detain foreigners even if they are in the country only to make connections to another country.

Canadian officer suspected Arar torture

OTTAWA, July 1 (UPI) -- The senior police officer in the 2002 investigation of Maher Arar says he suspected the seized Canadian computer engineer was being tortured in Syria.

Evidence mounts in U.S.-Syria rendition

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Corroborating evidence has emerged in a lawsuit by a Canadian engineer who claims the United States shipped him to Syria to be tortured and questioned.

U.S. help said lacking in Canada inquiry

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are refusing to help Canada's inquiry into the U.S. detention and deportation of a Canadian citizen to Syria, a senior Democrat said Thursday.
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Maher Arar (Arabic: ماهر عرار) (born 1970) is a telecommunications engineer with dual Syrian and Canadian citizenship who resides in Canada. He is famous for the outcry resulting from his deportation by the United States government to Syria. Arar has claimed he was tortured while in Syria.

On October 27, 2005, Professor Stephen Toope, a fact-finder appointed by the Arar Inquiry released a report saying that he believed Arar was tortured in Syria. He said that Arar had recovered well physically but was still suffering from psychological problems caused by his mistreatment.

His experience has been put forward as an example of the United States government policy of "extraordinary rendition".

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