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I Apologize Action: Urge the U.S. government to apologize to torture survivor Maher Arar


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I Apologize Action: Urge the U.S. government to apologize to torture survivor Maher Arar

Maher Arar suffered torture because of the actions of U.S. officials, and an apology is now long overdue. Arar, a Canadian citizen, was travelling home to Canada from visiting relatives in Tunisia in 2002. While changing planes at New York City’s JFK airport, he was detained by U.S. authorities and then transferred secretly to Syria, where he was held for a year and tortured. Released without charge, he was allowed to return to Canada, and the Canadian government issued an apology.


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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