No Justice for Maher Arar

Canadian rendition victim Maher Arar has been denied relief by the U.S. District Court in his lawsuit against the U.S. arising from his seizure at JFK airport and transfer to Syria where he was tortured for a year.

The Center for Constitutional Rights has the details.

Today, a federal Court of Appeals ruled against Center for Constitutional Rights client Maher Arar’s case against U.S. officials for their role in sending him to Syria to be tortured and interrogated for a year under the extraordinary rendition program.

Maher Arar is not available to comment in person, but is issuing the following statement: “The Court’s 2-1 ruling is outrageous. It basically legitimizes what was done to me, and permits the government to use immigration law as a disguise to send people to torture without regard for due process.”

All of our Maher Arar coverage (47 posts)is accessible here.

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    What's been done in our name... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Marco21 on Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 10:10:11 AM EST
    is just saddening.

    I don't understand (none / 0) (#2)
    by flyerhawk on Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 10:14:24 AM EST
    how this complies with last week's SCOTUS ruling.

    Can this be appealed to the SCOTUS?  

    Sometimes my country sickens me.

    If SCOTUS turns this down (if appealed), this is a (none / 0) (#3)
    by jawbone on Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 10:38:50 AM EST
    clear example of why the International Criminal Court was developed.

    And why BushCo refused to join....

    outrageous (none / 0) (#4)
    by manish on Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 11:57:18 AM EST
    no other word for it..this is just as inexcusable as everything else he's gone through.  

    I'm really glad that you are still covering this story as my blogging days seem to be behind me.