Monday, September 18, 2006

Torturing the Innocent

The New York Times reports:

A government commission on Monday exonerated a Canadian computer engineer of any ties to terrorism and issued a scathing report that faulted Canada and the United States for his deportation four years ago to Syria, where he was imprisoned and tortured.

The report on the engineer, Maher Arar, said American officials had apparently acted on inaccurate information from Canadian investigators and then misled Canadian authorities about their plans for Mr. Arar before transporting him to Syria.

The U.S. - in particular, Bush's Justice Department - rendered Arar, without any provision of due process by which he could dispute the charges made, to Syria where he was tortured and held for a year in deplorable conditions.

This is what the fight is over and why Bush needs to be stopped in both his military tribunal and interrogation proposals. Without sufficient due process, we will have more Mahar Arars.


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