As a result of misinterpreted information American security agents sent a Canadian citizen, Maher Arar to Syria where he was imprisoned for a year and frequently tortured. Upon his return to Canada a judicial commission found Arar innocent of any charges. However, the United States continues to keep Arar on a terrorist watch which means he cannot enter the United States or fly over its territory. Canadian officials at the highest levels have pointed out to the Americans that Arar is an innocent man. So far the Americans won’t budge from their position. Shouldn’t the Americans remove him from their terrorist list and at the very least apologize to him. On a positive note, Senator Leahy of Vermont is trying to get his officials to back down.
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