By Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada
One of the most unexpected and consequential phone calls I ever answered was back in September 2002. A woman who introduced herself as Monia Mazigh was calling with a request for Amnesty International’s assistance. Her husband Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen, had disappeared in US custody while changing planes at JFK Airport in New York City on his way home from a family vacation in Tunisia.
Monia said to me, I do not know what accusations they are making against him. All I demand is that they give him justice.