eBulletin – January 30, 2011

“Stop Unjust Extradition Proceedings”

In this issue:

1 – Court Update
2 – Join Our Rally on Monday February 7
3 – Come to Event for Hassan on Monday February 7
4 – Listen to Interview on CHUO 89.1 FM
5 – Court Notebook
6 – Sign Our Statement
7 – Donate to Hassan’s Legal Defence Fund

******************** 1. COURT UPDATE *********************

Three internationally renowned defence handwriting experts have concluded their testimonies. They all affirmed that the handwriting “evidence” in the case against Dr. Hassan Diab is totally flawed.

Hassan’s extradition hearing will resume at 10:00 am on Monday February 7, 2011. Remaining submissions and arguments in the case will continue.

The hearing is taking place at the Ontario Superior Court, 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Come to Court and show your support for Hassan.

*********** 2. JOIN OUR RALLY ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 7 **********

Join our rally against the encroachment of secret, unsourced intelligence into Canada’s legal system and the erosion of human rights through abusive extradition proceedings.

What: Rally for Justice for Hassan Diab
When: Monday, February 7, 2011, at 9:30 am
Where: Outside the Ontario Superior Court, 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Bring banners and signs voicing your concerns and showing your support for Hassan.

After the rally, at 9:55 am, we will accompany Hassan into the courtroom.

Please circulate this notice widely.

For more information, contact:
Hassan Diab Support Committee


Come to an event organized by Communications, Energy, and Paper Workers (CEP) Union of Canada Local 2025.

What: Kafkaesque Justice: An Event for Hassan Diab
When: Monday, February 7, 2011, at 7:00 pm
Where: PSAC Building, 233 Gilmour Street at Metcalfe, Ottawa

Should another country have the right to forcibly remove you from Canada on the basis of secret allegations?

What would it be like:

  • to suddenly be told by a foreign country you committed a crime 30 years ago
  • to face allegations based on secret intelligence, misrepresentations, incompetent handwriting analysis, and suppressed proof of innocence
  • when the foreign state hides fingerprint evidence that shows you are innocent
  • when the handwriting evidence offered by the foreign country as “proof” of your guilt actually shows your innocence

Learn about Hassan Diab’s case from:

  • Rania Tfaily, wife of Hassan Diab
  • Matthew Behrens, Coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Secret Trials
  • Moderator: Peter Gose, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University

Download a poster for this event at:


*********** 4. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW ON CHUO 89.1 FM **********

Listen to the interview on Five O’Clock Train, CHUO Radio, 89.1 FM, Ottawa.

On January 20, 2011, Denis Rancourt interviewed Peter Gose and Donald Pratt, two members of the support network for Hassan Diab.

Find out how and why Diab has been targeted despite his obvious innocence. Find out how evidence that proves his innocence is withheld and just how bad the so-called evidence is. Truly nightmarish!


********************** 5. COURT NOTEBOOK ********************

January 4-7, 2011: Mr. Robert Radley Testifies about the “Totally Incorrect” Handwriting Analysis


Mr. Radley was extremely critical of the French handwriting analysis, describing the French report’s main conclusions as “frankly absurd—totally misguided and totally incorrect”.

************** 6. SIGN OUR STATEMENT **************

Endorse our statement, “A Shock to our Conscience and an Affront to Liberty”, and take a firm public stand against abusive extradition proceedings and the use of secret, unsourced intelligence as evidence.

Read the statement at:

http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org/#statement-en (English)

http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org/statement-fr (French)

To endorse the statement, send an email to diabsupport@gmail.com and let us know that you wish to sign the statement.

Current list of signatories is at: http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org/signatories


Please consider extending your support through a donation to Hassan’s legal defense fund.

The two-plus year legal battle and the monthly GPS monitoring fee have exhausted Hassan’s financial resources. He urgently needs donations to succeed in his struggle for justice—a struggle we all have a stake in!

To donate by check or money order, please mail your donation (payable to “Bayne Sellar Boxall”) to:

Bayne Sellar Boxall
Attention: Diab legal defence fund
Suite 500, 200 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L5

To donate using a credit card or PayPal account, please visit:

http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org/donate and click on the “Donate” button.

Hassan Diab Support Committee
Email: diabsupport@gmail.com
Web: http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/justiceforhassandiab
Twitter: http://twitter.com/justiceforhdiab
Blog: http://friendsofhassandiab.blogspot.com

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