Canadian U.S. Delivered to Syria Seeks Answers Canadian citizen Maher Arar was sent to his native Syria in 2002 by the U.S. government after his name showed up on a terrorist watch list during a stop at a New York airport. He spent a year in Syrian military custody, where he says he was tortured. No charges were ever filed against him and he is now back in Canada. A lawsuit is expected. Hear Arar and NPR's Scott Simon.