Toronto man haunted by U.S. jail nightmares
- February 29, 2008
- David Baker
The Toronto Star today reported on the plight of Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta. Mr. Benatta, who was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody, is calling on Canadian authorities for a public review of his case.
“He is the first and only known case of Canada effecting an extraordinary rendition – an illegal transfer of a person from one legal jurisdiction to another outside the scope of law,” Bakerlaw’s Nicole Chrolavicius tells the Star in the story, which outlines Mr. Benatta’s experiences in US custody.
Click here to read the full article on the Star’s website.