As discussed above, the majority in Arar
dismissed not only Arar
's cause of action under the Torture Victim Protection Act, but also his Bivens claim for relief.
is, in fact, a civil case involving a request for damages as a result of extraordinary rendition, which differs in its details from Pub.
40) See supra, notes 1-32, and accompanying text (explaining refoulement as cause of action in Arar
In one of the Arar
case's more bizarre twists, the court ruled that, as a foreigner who had not been formally admitted to the United States, Arar
had no constitutional rights to due process.
As the story of Arar
will show, these grids shape not only what kinds of stories are told, but also what kinds of stories are possible.
Unfortunately, the ongoing saga of Maher Arar
is not unique.
is but one example out of many, and it has to be seen in light of warrantless wiretapping; secret mining of bank accounts; holding of thousands of detainees, some in secret prisons in other parts of the world and others at Guantanamo, without charges or judicial proceedings.
is suing the US government, claiming his hands were repeatedly whipped with cables.
Ahmed bin Shenayen bin Dhiya al-Inizi and Shaher bin Waqaaf bin Qayidh al-Ruwaily were convicted for killing Pakistani national Malek Zade Khan in the northern town of Arar
, the Ministry said.
Demonstrating his commitment to a new kind of politics, the PM quite successfully buried the story by announcing, among many other things, an inquiry into the Maher Arar
incident to deflect attention away from this inconvenient truth.
knows all about being unjustly detained: his is a disturbing case of being wrongfully deported to Syria and allegedly tortured after being fingered by Canadian authorities as a terrorism suspect.
The Army enters the village of Qarawat Bani Zeid, north of Jerusalem, killing two Palestinians - Ramez Arar
, an 18-year-old high school student, and Rasmiya Arar
, a 38-year-old mother of eight.