Maher Arar, an Ottawa engineer and former victim of torture, has lost a six-year-long request to appeal to the US Supreme Court, Canwest news reported. A lower US court previously ruled not to remove Mr. Arar from a no-fly list, despite the Canadian government's 2007 official apology and $10.5-million compensation for its part in his rendition to Syria from JFK airport in 2002. A Canadian judicial inquiry cleared Mr. Arar of any connection to terrorist activity.
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