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Two Years in a French Prison, The Extradition of an Innocent Canadian: Hassan Diab
Come learn about the case of Dr. Hassan Diab, a Carleton University professor who was extradited from Canada to France where he faces the prospect of a wrongful conviction. A screening of the short documentary “Rubber Stamped: The Hassan Diab Story” will be followed by a discussion with three of Hassan’s colleagues from Carleton University.
Friday, November 11 2016
Carleton University, Minto Centre 5050, Ottawa — Map
The event is free and open to the public. The space is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be provided.
For parking, see http://carleton.ca/parking/wp-content/uploads/parking-map-2015.pdf. On this map the Minto Centre is building 27, and is located adjacent to a bus stop and across from the O-Train station.
This event is sponsored by OPIRG-Carleton, the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, the Department of Anthropology/Sociology, the Department of Law and Legal Studies and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
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Hassan Diab is a Canadian citizen and Carleton University professor who lived in Ottawa, Canada. He was extradited to France on November 14, 2014, in connection with the 1980 rue Copernic synagogue bombing in Paris.
The Canadian extradition judge described the evidence that the French authorities submitted as “very problematic” and “suspect”, and stated that “the prospects of conviction in the context of a fair trial seem unlikely”. Still, the judge said that he felt obliged under Canada’s extradition law to commit Hassan to extradition. As a result, Hassan may be wrongfully convicted under France’s anti-terrorism laws, based on deeply flawed handwriting analysis and the use of secret, unsourced intelligence.
“No ‘sunny ways’ for Canadian extradited to France, so how fair will China be?”, by Gerald Caplan, The Globe and Mail, October 12, 2016