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Extraordinary Rendition

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 10:50:07 -0300 (CLST)

There's a good New Yorker article here -
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?050214fa_fact6 - that starts with
the story of Maher Arar - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maher_Arar

Two articles in the Guardian -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1270541,00.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1657839,00.html

An Amnesty report - http://web.amnesty.org/pages/stoptorture-071105-news-eng

Finally, a chilling quote from the Wikipedia page (quoting a former CIA
employee) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_rendition

  If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan.
  If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want
  someone to disappear - never to see them again - you send them to Egypt.

Andrew

Testimony from Maher Arar

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 22:14:27 -0300 (CLST)

http://www.counterpunch.org/arar10272006.html

Also, his own site: http://www.maherarar.ca/

Andrew

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