Maher Arar

This week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of Maher Arar, a dual-citizen of Syria and Canada who was seized by U.S. agents in September 2002 and deported to Syria under a policy of “extraordinary rendition.” Arar claims that Syrian agents tortured him for a year before letting him go. 

Glenn Greenwald, Dahlia Lithwick, and Talkleft discuss the case and related issues.