TORONTO, Sept. 18 – Canadian intelligence officials passed false warnings and bad information to American agents about a Muslim Canadian citizen, after which U.S. authorities secretly whisked him to Syria, where he was tortured, a judicial report found Monday.
What’s really sad about the article is that, the man was tortured and beaten in Syria for months in a jail cell. He was absolutely innocent. I hope this guy sues for millions of dollars!
Arar, now 36, was detained by U.S. authorities as he changed planes in New York on Sept. 26, 2002. He was held for questioning for 12 days, then flown by jet to Jordan and driven to Syria. He was beaten, forced to confess to having trained in Afghanistan — where he never has been — and then kept in a coffin-size dungeon for 10 months before he was released, the Canadian inquiry commission found.
I guess if you can’t torture them in the U.S. you find a country that you can do it. Imagine how many others are being hurt by illegal and unjust methods. They basically force you to say things you didn’t commit.