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Supreme Court snubs Canadian-Syrian torture appeal

The US Supreme Court Monday refused to hear an appeal brought by a Canadian-Syrian who was wrongly arrested in the US in 2002 and expelled to Syria where he was held and tortured for a year.

Computer engineer Maher Arar was detained in New York in September 2002 following a tip-off from Canadian police who suspected him of terrorism.

He was then expelled to Syria by the United States, where he was detained and tortured.


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