Maher Arar is a Canadian citizen, who was the victim of extraordinary rendition while transiting through New York in 2002 .
In February 2005, the Arar Commission was established by the Canadian Government to inquire into the actions of Canadian officials in relation to Arar .
In October 2006, Arar won the Letelier-Moffitt International Human Rights Award. He used his acceptance speech to give a detailed account of his ordeal.
- ^ "Arar launches lawsuit against U.S. government", CBC News, January 22, 2004.
- ^ "Arar lawsuit threatens national security: U.S.", CTV.ca, January 23 2005.
- ^ Tom Regan, "Canadian sent to Syria sues US over rendition policy", Christian Science Monitor, August 11, 2005.
- ^ Tim Harper, "U.S. ruling dismisses Arar lawsuit", Toronto Star, February 17, 2006.
- ^ Maher Arar, "The Horrors of Extraordinary Rendition: A Personal Account", Counterpunch, October 27 / 29, 2006. Transcript of Arar's acceptance speech for the Letelier-Moffitt International Human Rights Award, delivered on October 18, 2006.