Maher Arar, the Canadian software engineer who was detained by American officials in 2002 and deported to Syria, where he was kept captive for nearly a year and regularly tortured, will receive more than 10.5 million Canadian dollars ($8.9 million) in compensation from the Canadian government, under a settlement announced today.HOW SHOCKING!!!!
The settlement, which also includes an unspecified additional amount to cover Mr. Arar’s legal costs, ends a lawsuit brought by Mr. Arar and follows a recommendation from a judicial inquiry into his case. That inquiry found that the expulsion to Syria was apparently caused by false assertions made by Canadian police to United States officials, saying that Mr. Arar was linked to Al Qaeda.
Mr. Arar was pulled aside by immigration agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as he changed planes on his way home to Montreal from Tunis. He was traveling on a Canadian passpor, but was sent instead to Syria, where he was born.
[ cf Canada Reaches Settlement With Torture Victim ]
How can the Evil Gay HomoZeXual Zombie Pirate Canadianists doubt that if the Americans Have Rendered someone, that the person is anything OTHER than a Terrorists....
Can We NOW please PROTECT AMERICA by enhancing the Greater American Co-Prosperity Sphere!!!!