The Arar Inquiry – June 15, 2005 (Part 2 of 4)

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The Arar Inquiry – June 15, 2005 (Part 2 of 4)

The Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar

Witness: Franco Pillarella

Commission Counsel Paul J. J. Cavalluzzo concludes examination of Franco Pillarella, the former Canadian ambassador to Syria. Under cross-examination by Lorne Waldman (Counsel for Mr. Arar), the ambassador describes the effects of publicity surrounding Mr. Arar’s case on his negotiations with the Syrians. There is a lengthy and acrimonious exchange on the subject of Mr. Arar’s torture.