12 October 2006

Speaking of a police state

Three Canadian men of Middle Eastern origin who say they were imprisoned and tortured in Syria are demanding an independent inquiry into their allegations.

The three — Muayyed Nurreddin, Abdullah Almaiki and Ahmed El Maati — told a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday that the federal government must follow the recommendations of Justice Dennis O'Connor, who investigated the case of Maher Arar.
This wouldn't suddenly have anything to do with Maher Arar and his multi-million dollar lawsuit would it?
Even though he is now free and back home in Canada, Almaiki said, his family lives in constant fear that he might be re-arrested or kidnapped.
Of course he's afraid... this is Canada, the land of brutal dictatorship, secret police and roaming death squads.

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