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Dark days : the story of four Canadians tortured in the name of fighting terror / Kerry Pither ; foreword by Maher Arar.


Public Safety Canada Library


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JC 571 P57 2008




Includes bibliographical references and index.


xix, 460 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


This book chronicles the human stories of Ahmad El Maati, Adbullah Almalki, Maher Arar, and Muayyed Nureddin from their first encounters with CSIS and the RCMP, to their overseas incarceration, torture and interrogation, to their eventual release and the long wait for answers. Through first-person testimonials and government records, the book argues that what happened to these men is rooted in a systemic pattern of complicity in torture, and cannot be explained away as coincidence or a series of mistakes. The author exposes a disturbing record of human-rights abuses, both at home and abroad, and ultimately questions our notion of the "just society".



1. The man with the map. -- 2. "Your name is 'number five' now". -- 3. The ressam effect. -- 4. Squeezed out of Canada. -- 5. "Tell us about the map". -- 6. Seven searches. -- 7. Damascus to Cairo. -- 8. The prevention side of the mandate. -- 9. Extreme treatment. -- 10. "I was tortured". -- 11. Tunis to New York. -- 12. New York to Damascus. -- 13. "Tell us you went to Afghanistan". -- 14. "Your guys knew". -- 15. "Dark days". -- 16. One-way window. -- 17. The American resolve effect. -- 18. Smear campaign. -- 19. 3' x 6' x 7'. -- 20. "You are safe now". -- 21. "It is in Allah's hands". -- 22. "We are not a police state". -- 23. The fourth Canadian into far' falastin. -- 24. Release and return. -- 25. "Abundance of caution". -- 26. "The lucky ones".


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