Mazigh was catapulted onto the public stage in 2002 when her husband Maher Arar, was deported to Syria where he was tortured and held without charge for over a year. It took 13 months before Maher was finally released. It was the finalist to the Champlain Book award. Monia was also a student at McGill University where she was working on a PhD in finance and economics. The permit expired several days after Maher disappeared. En janvier 2007, après une longue enquête, le gouvernement du Canada a finalement présenté ses excuses à son mari et a accordé une indemnité à lui et sa famille pour la terrible épreuve vécue. There he met Monia Mazigh.
This book details the struggles Monia had in Canada. I completed that challenge reading 40 books in total. Or is that just my suspicious nature. The memoir documents her ordeal after her husband was arrested and how she campaigned to clear his name. He was a Canadian citizen, a telecommunications engineer and entrepreneur who had never been in trouble with the law.
I didn't have more to lose. On September 26, 2002, Maher Arar boarded an American Airlines plane bound for New York, returning early from vacation with his family because a work project needed his attention. The calm, controlled delivery was the same as her writing style. The consul from the Canadian consulate in New York City, went to the prison and visited Maher. She had been raised speaking French and Arabic. I have finally read this book - borrowed from the library - so I can now offer my opinion on this book. Another 3 days passed before Monia got the call from Maher's mother that he had called, asked for a lawyer and said that he might be going to Syria.
Monia called the laweyer back to tell them this information. The inspiring story of Monia Mazigh's courageous fight to free her husband, Maher Arar, from a Syrian jail. This novel makes you realize the power of the press whether positive or negative. Their first child, a daughter Baraa, was born in 1997. Two days after Maher disappeared, Monia called the Candian embassy in Tunis and she called Maher's lawyer in Ottawa. Monia was told that Maher looked well,was asking after his wife and kids and that he was being charged with being an al-Qaeda terrorist. He was a Canadian citizen, a telecommunications engineer and entrepreneur who had never been in trouble with the law.
Monia Mazigh was born and raised in Tunisia and immigrated to Canada in 1991. The lawyer said that she needed to get an American lawyer. Maher attended McGill university in Montreal, where he was completing a degree in computer engineering. He promised to call his wife as soon as he got home to Montreal. The calm, controlled delivery was the same as her writing style. This year I want to read 12 Public Domain Books, 12 Books by Women Female authors and 12 Bibliophilic books or Books about Books. A month after Maher went missing, Monia was told that he was deported by the American govermnt to Syria.
Mazigh a livré un combat inlassable pour faire libérer son mari et a lutté sans relâche pour rétablir sa réputation et demander réparation. In order to survive, to feed abd clothe and raise her two young children. When the phone finally does ring, it is to let her know that he is waiting for a plane home. When he arrived in New York, he was apprehended by authorities and held incommunicado for a week, then flown to Jordan, and finally imprisoned and tortured in the country of his birth, Syria. A coutry he had not lived in for over 15 years.
You can follow her on Twitter MoniaMazigh or on her blog. In the end, she has produced a fascinating book that sheds light on the struggle to uphold Canadian ideals of justice even when the government and its agencies fail to do the same. On September 26, 2002, Maher Arar boarded an American Airlines plane bound for New York, returning early from vacation with his family because a work project needed his attention. Two thoughts: what actions should I take when I hear about cases like this? Monia was stuck in Tunisia alone with her two children. In 1987 at the age of 17, he and his family immigrate to Canada, specifically so he would not have to do his compulsory militsayr sevice.
Book was very well written, especially considering the author is a Ph. For example, she asks who was leading the disinformation campaign suggesting that Arar had trained in Afghanistan, which continued both during and after his imprisonment. Fortunately she did not have to work, because she still had a young baby. Two thoughts: what actions should I take when I hear about cases like this? He would remain there, tortured and imprisoned for over one year. He had then hung up. It took another 2 years before the Canadfian giovernmenbt apologised to him for their part in his rendition. Despite this, Hope and Despair focuses on her political interventions rather than dwelling on her interior struggle, as if she requires some level of detachment in order to tell her tale.
When the family had gone on vacation, their baby son was just 4 months old, he did not have a full Canadian passport, only a Canadian travel permit valid for the three months the vacation was supposed to be. Arar suffers the brutal after effects of torture, and his wife can do nothing but listen to his horror stories. Relying on her wits and a select group of activists and politicians, the professor turned politicized activist tenaciously navigates through a murky labyrinth of obfuscation. Monia was forced to go on Welfare. Maher Arar was born in Syria in 1970, the youngest of 6 children. Mazigh is rigorous in recording the details of her family's ordeal: each development in the story is meticulously dated. Ce roman a été finaliste au prix Champlain des éditeurs franco-ontariens.