Arar, CCR sues Ashcroft, others
Said Michael Ratner, President of CCR's Board of Directors, "Maher Arar's case is not an isolated one. He is but one of many victims of the Administration's acknowledged 'policy' of 'extraordinary rendition.' This case presents the first legal challenge to this policy in an attempt to end the practice of shipping persons suspected of terrorism to other countries for interrogation under torture in order to bypass international and domestic law."
In February 2006, Judge David Trager of the Eastern District of New York will dismiss his case on the grounds that the courts cannot interfere with national security or foreign relations matters. Better commentary and details can be found on Obsidian Wings.