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Canada Dozens of lawyers call for suspension of extradition with France over Diab case

00:36  15 september  2021
00:36  15 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

Dozens of lawyers call for suspension of extradition with France over Diab case

  Dozens of lawyers call for suspension of extradition with France over Diab case OTTAWA — More than 100 legal professionals are asking Canada to suspend its extradition treaty with France over concerns "an innocent man" could face trial there in a terrorism case. In a new letter to Justice Minister David Lametti, many prominent lawyers say there is no evidence to support sending Ottawa sociology professor Hassan Diab to France a second time in the long-running matter. In May, a French court upheld a decision directing Diab to stand trial in the decades-old bombing of a Paris synagogue. Born in Lebanon, Diab became a Canadian citizen in 1993, working in Ottawa as a university teacher.

OTTAWA — More than 100 legal professionals are asking Canada to suspend its extradition treaty with France over concerns "an innocent man" could face trial there in a terrorism case.

Hassan Diab wearing glasses and looking at the camera © Provided by The Canadian Press

In May, a French court upheld a decision directing Ottawa sociology professor Hassan Diab to stand trial in the decades-old bombing of a Paris synagogue.

Born in Lebanon, Diab became a Canadian citizen in 1993, working in Ottawa as a university teacher.

The RCMP arrested him in November 2008 in response to a request by France.


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French authorities suspected Diab was involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killed four people and injured dozens of others, an accusation he has always denied.

In a letter made public today, dozens of lawyers and other legal professionals call on the Liberal government to urge France to put an immediate end to what they call a continuing miscarriage of justice.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 14, 2021.

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