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When Political and Judicial Factors Collide: Dr. Hassan Diab tells his story
October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
October 19, 2023 @12pm noon to 1pm in the Tory Building, Room 360, Carleton University and on Zoom (registration in advance required for Zoom webinar). Free.
This is a public lecture by Hassan Diab. Presented by the Foundations in Community Engagement course (SOCI/ANTH 2180) and the Hassan Diab Support Committee. No registration required to attend in person. To attend on Zoom, register in advance: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UA_WG8b9Q0qrWsZgTzuvmQ
In 2008, Dr. Diab, a sociologist teaching at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, was unjustly accused of being the perpetrator of a horrendous antisemitic bombing outside a synagogue in Paris in 1980. In 2014, Dr. Diab was extradited from Canada to France, where he spent over three years in prison. In 2018, Hassan was released after two French investigative judges, who thoroughly examined the case, concluded that there is no evidence to justify a trial. They dropped all charges and released Hassan unconditionally.
Dr. Hassan Diab will talk about how political realities in France subsequently resulted in a wrongful conviction. A 3-week trial in April 2023, that brought forward no new evidence and relied on secret intelligence, declared Hassan guilty. He is at risk of being extradited a second time to France for a crime he did not commit. Hassan’s case has been instrumental in prompting a Parliamentary review of Canada’s Extradition Law.
For more information: JusticeforHassanDiab.org