U.S., Syrian torture tactics:
Jun. 14, 2010 The RCMP has conducted a four-year investigation called “Project Prism” that could lead to Canadian criminal charges of torture against American and Syrian officials, Maher Arar and his lawyer said Monday.
Arar revealed he is pinning some hope on the investigation after the top U.S. court on Monday refused his petition to sue the United States for his 2002 detention on false allegations of terrorism and forced removal to a prison in Syria where he was tortured.
“I’ve co-operated with them (the RCMP) and the investigators travelled internationally to do interviews,” Arar said in an interview. “Their investigation targets Syrians as well as Americans.” Continued