From Ian Austen and the New York Times:
Maher Arar, the Canadian software engineer who was detained by American officials in 2002 and deported to Syria, where he was kept captive for nearly a year and regularly tortured, will receive more than 10.5 million Canadian dollars ($8.9 million) in compensation from the Canadian government, under a settlement announced today.Well, I'm just thankful that we've never apprehended anyone innocent or sent anyone to a country where they've been tortured and that we are totally above board. Yup, good to know.
The settlement, which also includes an unspecified additional amount to cover Mr. Arar’s legal costs, ends a lawsuit brought by Mr. Arar and follows a recommendation from a judicial inquiry into his case. That inquiry found that the expulsion to Syria was apparently caused by false assertions made by Canadian police to United States officials, saying that Mr. Arar was linked to Al Qaeda.