Sep 19, 2006

the bitter result of extraordinary rendition

For every tidbit of anti-terror intelligence gained by torture, there's a mountain of misinformation, and the possibility that a true innocent will end up shattered by suspicion.
Arar, now 36, was detained by U.S. authorities as he changed planes in New York on Sept. 26, 2002. He was held for questioning for 12 days, then flown by jet to Jordan and driven to Syria. He was beaten, forced to confess to having trained in Afghanistan -- where he never has been -- and then kept in a coffin-size dungeon for 10 months before he was released, the Canadian inquiry commission found.

O'Connor concluded "categorically there is no evidence" that Arar did anything wrong or was a security threat.
More reasons to question the use of torture here.

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