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Canada: Commission of inquiry releases report on Maher Arar case

On 18 September, the Arar Commission of Inquiry released its final report on the detention and removal to Syria, by the United States, of Maher Arar, a Syria-born Canadian citizen. The Commission found that the United States detained him based on inaccurate information provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and that Canada had relied on information from Syria which was likely to have been obtained by torture. On 28 September, the RCMP Commissioner publicly apologized to Maher Arar and his family.