Maher Arar Report is Released

The report by the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar has been released (pdf.)

This was one of the more telling disclosures:

In October 2002, (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) officials knew that the United States might have sent Mr. Arar to a country where he could be questioned in a "firm manner." In a report to his superiors dated October 11, 2002, the CSIS security liaison officer (SLO) in Washington spoke of a trend they had noticed lately that when the CIA or FBI cannot legally hold a terrorist suspect, or wish a target questioned in a firm manner, they have them rendered to countries willing to fullfull that role. He said Mr. Arar was a case in point.

Spencer Ackerman at TPMMuckraker has more. Some background is here. While Canada awarded Mr. Arar $9 million in damages and issued a public apology, the U.S. has kept him on the terror watch list.

All of TalkLeft's Maher Arar coverage is accessible here.

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    Get all four parts of the report (none / 0) (#1)
    by cboldt on Tue Aug 14, 2007 at 06:06:36 AM EST
    Howard Bashman at HowAppealing has links to all four parts of the report at Court lifts lid on secret Arar details from last week Thursday.  He also has links to numerous news articles at Deported Canadian Was No Threat, Report Shows.

    The el Maati chronology is, well, just read it and make up your own mind how to characterize it.