USA/Canada/Syria: Further Information on Fear of torture/ incom municado detention/detention without trial Maher Arar.

USA/Canada/Syria: Further Information on Fear of torture/ incom municado detention/detention without trial Maher Arar.

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Index Number: MDE 24/036/2003
Date Published: 6 October 2003
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Syria

On 5 October 2003, Maher Arar was released by the Syrian authorities, after being held in detention without charge for a year. He was handed over to the Canadian Consulate in Damascus, before being flown home to Canada on 6 October, where he was reunited with his family.


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