Early life[ edit ] Maher Arar was born in Syria in and moved to Canada with his parents at the age of 17 in to avoid mandatory military service.
InArar became a Canadian citizen. Arar and Mazigh married in They have two children: At the time of his rendition, Arar was employed in Ottawa as a telecommunications engineer. In response, Project A-O Canada was created.
Almalki, an Ottawa engineer, was also born in Syria and had moved to Canada in the same year as Arar. CSIS was also concerned with Almalki's electronic components export business that he operated with his wife.
Almalki, however, was purely a person of interest and was not, in fact, the target of the investigation. Nonetheless, Almalki's meeting with Arar appears to have prompted a wider investigation, with Arar also becoming a "person of interest.
Khadr initially stated that he did not recognise Arar. Upon cross-examination, Fuller clarified his testimony saying that at first Khadr could not identify Arar. The validity of Omar Khadr's possible sighting has been seriously questioned due to the time frame of the alleged sighting which was sometime during September or October Lawyers and advocates familiar with the case immediately dismissed the allegations.
During their three-day visit, he was shown "approximately 20 pictures of various people" and asked about several people "such as my father and Arar. Canadian initially and United States officials have labelled his transfer to Syria as a deportation, but critics have called the removal an example of rendition for torture by proxyas the Syrian government is infamous for its torture of detainees.
Despite the recent public rhetoricat the time of Arar's deportation, Syria was working closely with the United States government in their " War on Terror.
Bush administration opposed the enactment of the " Syria Accountability Act " citing effectiveness of current sanctions and the ongoing diplomacy in the region.
In addition, the administration noted the cooperation and support by Syria in fighting al-Qaida as a reason for its opposition to the "Syria Accountability Act. His interrogators also claimed that Arar was an associate of Abdullah Almalkithe Syrian-born Ottawa man whom they suspected of having links to al-Qaeda, and they therefore suspected Arar of being an al-Qaeda member himself.
When Arar protested that he only had a casual relationship with Almalki, having once worked with Almalki's brother at an Ottawa high-tech firm, the officials produced a copy of Arar's rental lease which Almalki had co-signed.
The fact that US officials had a Canadian document in their possession was later widely interpreted as evidence of the participation by Canadian authorities in Arar's detention.
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