In a major setback for holding US officials accountable for rendition and torture, the Supreme Court has rejected Ararâ€™s lawsuit against the US government. Arar was seized at New Yorkâ€™s Kennedy Airport in 2002 on a stopover from a vacation abroad. Instead of allowing him to return home to Canada, Arar was sent to his native Syria, where he was tortured and interrogated in a tiny underground cell for nearly a year. Just after the Courtâ€™s decision was announced, Arar revealed a major new development: Canadaâ€™s federal law enforcement agency, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is conducting a criminal investigation into US and Syrian officials for their role in Ararâ€™s rendition and torture. We speak to Maher Arar. [includes rush transcript]moreless
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