Thank You

A huge THANK YOU for everyone who came to the Social Evening and Fundraiser for Hassan Diab on April 11. Great food, music, speakers and more! A terrific time was had and Justice for Hassan Diab was supported.

Social Evening and Fundraiser for Hassan Diab

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The Hassan Diab Support Committee is organizing a social evening and fundraiser for Hassan Diab and invites you to be part of it.

  • Date: Friday April 11, 2014
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Place: First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa (off Richmond Road, one traffic light East of Woodroffe Avenue)
  • Transportation: Bus # 2 stops at Cleary Avenue; Bus # 87 stops at Woodroffe Avenue and Richmond Road. Ample parking is available.

Hassan will prepare a FREE delicious dinner, including vegetarian options, desserts, and refreshments.

Beautiful live music and songs by Arif Jinha and Gilbert Troutet.

There will be a silent auction and prizes.

Why a Fundraiser:
Waiting for the response from the Court of Appeal for Ontario regarding Hassan Diab’s extradition order is difficult for Hassan and his family. They need our support to keep up their spirits! Hassan’s appeal has been expensive and the lawyers’ fees are mounting. In addition, Hassan has to pay about $2,000 per month for the GPS monitoring device he is required to wear, in order to be able to stay out of prison.

Hassan has shown enormous courage and grace in the face of unjust extradition proceedings. Please join us in supporting him on April 11!

Contact:
Hassan Diab Support Committee
diabsupport@gmail.com

“My life has been turned upside down because of unfounded allegations and suspicions.
I am innocent of the accusations against me. I have never engaged in terrorism.
I am not an anti-Semite. I have always been opposed to bigotry and violence.”
Dr. Hassan Diab, Ottawa, Canada

Join the Hundred for Hassan Campaign

Dr. Hassan Diab has not been charged with any crime, yet he must pay $2,000 per month for the cost of his own surveillance—a GPS device he is required to wear—or be imprisoned. Join the HUNDRED FOR HASSAN Campaign and be one of an increasing number of conscientious people who are making a statement of support for Hassan by contributing $20 a month to cover the cost of his GPS monitoring. This is our way of taking a public stand and saying, “This is just wrong”.

Add yourself to the Photo Wall! Join the HUNDRED FOR HASSAN Campaign and send your picture and quote to diabsupport@gmail.com.

Hundred for Hassan Photo Wall

Add yourself to the Photo Wall! Join the HUNDRED FOR HASSAN Campaign and send your picture and quote to diabsupport@gmail.com.

See: Background Information

Diplomacy Must Not Trump Justice

Few Canadians are aware that Canada’s extradition law allows the forced removal of Canadians to other countries based on “evidence” that would be inadmissible in Canadian courts. Canada’s extradition law presupposes that any evidence submitted by the requesting state is reliable, thereby sacrificing fundamental standards of justice and due process to foreign policy considerations.

A foreign state is only required to provide a summary of its case and does not have to disclose any evidence which supports the defendant’s innocence. It is not surprising that Gary Botting, a leading expert on extradition, proclaimed Canada’s extradition law “the least fair act.” No other case in recent memory has exposed the unfairness of Canada’s extradition law more starkly than the Diab case…

Read the full Op-Ed, published by the Ottawa Citizen, October 29, 2013



Pack the Courtroom in Toronto November 4-5

What: Appeal of Dr. Hassan Diab’s extradition decision
When: Monday-Tuesday, November 4 and 5, 2013, starting at 10:00 AM
Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario     -Map-

Please come out to show solidarity with Dr. Hassan Diab! Join us at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, for a crucial hearing regarding Canada’s unjust extradition law. You can attend Court the whole day or come and go whenever you wish.

Amnesty International, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) have filed interventions with the Court expressing their deep concerns about Hassan’s case!

Take a stand against extradition based on secret intelligence and a single handwriting analysis report that has been discredited and condemned in Court.

NEW: For those who cannot make it to Toronto, there will be a live video feed of the appeal hearing into the Ian Scott Courtroom on the University of Ottawa campus. The live feed will cover both days, November 4 and 5, and will be open to the public. Click here for more information.

For information about transportation from Ottawa to Toronto, contact:
     Ria Heynen (Email: r-j.heynen@bell.net)

For general information, contact:
      Don Pratt (Email: diabsupport@gmail.com)

See: Background Information