Thursday | October 17, 2002
US deports Canadian citizen to Syria
From the bizarro files, TalkLeft informs us that a dual Canadian/Syrian citizen was apprehended in NY while on a stopover on his way home to Canada, and then deported to Syria.
"Mr. Arar, 32, was deported to Syria on Oct. 7 or Oct. 8 from Kennedy Airport in New York during a stopover on his way home to Montreal, officials at the Department of Foreign Affairs revealed yesterday. The Canadian government was not contacted about Mr. Arar's case until after he had been deported, on Oct. 10."I don't know what to make of this. It's gross ineptness, but at what level of government remains to be seen. Posted October 17, 2002 01:19 PM | Comments (2)