An Indirect Admission of Guilt


An Indirect Admission of Guilt
October 22, 2008
by Drew Nelles

The National calls it “Maher Arar times three,” and most of the Big Seven seem to agree: The jailing and torture of three Canadian citizens in the Middle East – with the indirect assistance of the Canadian security apparatus — represents a “pattern of complicity,” as the Globe put it, one in which “Canada was willing to sell out its citizens of Arab descent who fell under suspicion during the tense months after September 11, 2001.” Between 2001 and 2004, Abdullah Almalki, Muayyed Nureddin and Ahmad El Maati were detained and tortured while traveling in Syria, thanks to dubious Canadian intelligence linking them to terrorism. And yesterday, former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci’s report… Read more »


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