Friday, January 26, 2007
CNN (click here) reports that Canadian Maher Arar was deported to Syria after being arrested during a 2002 stopover at a New York airport. Canada today apologized for its role in the U.S. sending Arar to Syria -- where he says he was tortured. Prime Minister Stephen Harper also announced a multi-million dollar compensation package and called for the U.S. to remove Maher Arar from any terror watch list that he is on. The U.S. has so far refused, saying it has reason to keep Arar on the lists.