Maher Arar and the Practice of Extraordinary Rendition

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Torture is illegal under United States- law, but is the US sending terror suspects to foreign countries where interrogators can use any means necessary to get what they want? Maher Arar, a Canadian software engineer, claims he was transported to Syria, kept in a grave-sized cell, and beaten until he confessed to false charges. Attorney General John Ashcroft says the US was within its rights, and Syria denies the torture ever occurred. We speak with Arar and hear more about this case of -extraordinary rendition,- a top-secret weapon in the war on terror, with journalists who've been covering the story, experts in international and diplomacy, including one at the Center for Constitutional Rights, which has filed suit on behalf of Maher Arar.
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Time article on Haitian situation and possible American intervention

Extraordinary rendition, DOJ's Criminal Resource Manual regarding

Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit on behalf of Arar

San Francisco Chronicle article on yesterday's marriages

Texas Triangle article on Lyon and Martin

California Defense of Marriage Act (Prop 22, 2000)

Campaign for California Families on gay marriage



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