Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA
Maher Arar suffered torture because of the actions of U.S. officials, and an apology is now long overdue. Arar, a Canadian citizen, was traveling 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. However, the U.S. government has failed to apologize or offer Arar any form of remedy — despite its obligation to do so under the UN Convention Against Torture and other human rights treaties.
Join Amnesty International, 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, author Stephen King and former interrogator Matthew Alexander: Urge President Obama and Congress to apologize to Maher Arar and fulfill his right to remedy.
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