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Obama apology to Maher Arar sought by U.S. groups

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    Rad Manposted 4 years ago

    An excerpt from http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012 … tates.html

    Arar, a Canadian citizen born in Syria in 1970, came to Canada in 1987. After earning bachelor's and master's degrees in computer engineering, he worked in Ottawa as a telecommunications engineer.

    On a stopover in New York as he was returning to Canada from a vacation in Tunisia in September 2002, U.S. officials detained Arar, claiming he had links to al-Qaeda, and deported him to Syria, even though he was carrying a Canadian passport.

    When Arar returned to Canada more than a year later, he said he had been tortured during his incarceration and accused American officials of sending him to Syria knowing that they practise torture.

    Should the U.S. apologies?

    1. Ramsa1 profile image69
      Ramsa1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, America should apologize, but America is too arrogant to do so.

    2. Quilligrapher profile image89
      Quilligrapherposted 4 years ago in reply to this


      It seems to me that if an apology is in order it should come from George W. Bush and not President Obama.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Does he in fact have links to al-Qaeda or not?

    1. Reality Bytes profile image92
      Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He was picked up in New York.  No charges filed, no evidence presented.  No proof.

      Not even Habeus Corpus!

      I weep for the loss of our Rights.  Guilty until proven innocent....

    2. Ramsa1 profile image69
      Ramsa1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He sued the Canadian govt. for their part in his torture and was awarded $10 million. The Canadian govt. would not have paid if Arar were innocent.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image89
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Wait. The Canadian government would not have paid if Arar were innocent?
        Or was guilty?

        Glad to know someone still believes in the justice system.
        I've seen plenty of guilty people get settlements.
        Not saying he is one. Just sayin'.

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          Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Perhaps Mighty Mom should read the article.

    3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No he does not.

 
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