For over 12 years, Hassan Diab has fought false allegations of his involvement in a crime he did not commit. It is time to put an end to this miscarriage of justice.
The Ottawa university lecturer was accused by French authorities of involvement in the 1980 Rue Copernic bombing. He was arrested by the RCMP in November 2008 and placed under strict bail conditions until he was extradited to France in 2014. He spent more than three years in prison in France before the case against him collapsed. He was released in January 2018 after two French judges ruled the evidence against him wasn't strong enough to take to trial. He was never formally charged.
Now, a French lower court has ruled that Diab must stand trial 3 years after being set free due to lack of evidence.
The Canadian government must intervene to rescue Hassan Diab from groundless persecution. He and his family have suffered long enough!
➪ Send a message of support for Hassan to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and your MP.
➪ Sign the Parliamentary petition calling on the government to give immediate assurances to Hassan Diab that Canada will not accept nor accede to a second request for his extradition.