DoJ Confirms Internal Investigation in Case of Maher Arar | Talking Points Memo

Richard L. Skinner, the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, revealed yesterday that his department had reopened the investigation into whether U.S. officials knew that Canadian citizen, Maher Arar would be tortured when he was turned over to Syria following his U.S. detainment. The investigation was reopened based on “new information,” Skinner testified in his appearance before the House Subcommittee on International Relations, Human Rights and Oversight.

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