Maher Arar Renews Call for Inquiry

In a new interview with journalist Craig Oliver, Canadian Maher Arar and his wife renew their call for a full inquiry into his seizure at JFK by American authorities who transported him to Syria where he was imprisoned and tortured. [Background here.]

Oliver: why have you decided not to let this thing go?

Arar: Because what happened to me could also happen to other people in the future, so I felt it's an obligation upon me as a human being and as a Canadian, to do something for other people in the future and, so to keep my story alive will help other people. It will also put more pressure on the government to call for public inquiry and we have not found the answers yet for what happened to me.

It's a long and interesting interview, we recommend reading the whole thing.

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