“Stop Unjust Extradition Proceedings”
In this issue:
1 – Hassan Released on Bail
2 – The Case of Hassan on Prism TV
3 – The Unfairness of Canada’s Extradition Law
4 – Write to the Minister of Justice
5 – Donate to Hassan’s Legal Defence Fund
1. Hassan Released on Bail
On June 6, 2011, the judge in Hassan Diab’s extradition case announced his decision to commit Hassan for extradition to France. Hassan was immediately taken to a detention centre in Ottawa.
After spending more than a week in jail, Hassan was released on bail on June 14, 2011.
Hassan’s very strict bail conditions include GPS monitoring (for which Hassan has to pay $2,000 per month -– otherwise he will be returned to jail), a curfew, and over a dozen sureties.
Sincere thanks to Hassan’s supporters for signing a petition asking that Hassan be free on bail while he is appealing his extradition order.
2. The Case of Hassan on Prism TV
On Sunday June 19, 2011, at 10:00 AM EST, Prism TV “Rights and Security” will discuss the case of Hassan Diab.
Host: Yahya Abdul Rahman
Guests: Rania Tfaily, Hassan’s partner; Matthew Berhens, human rights campaigner; and Gary Botting, a Vancouver-based lawyer and expert in extradition law and wrongful conviction
For more information, visit:
3. The Unfairness of Canada’s Extradition Law
Hassan Diab’s case highlights the injustice of Canada’s Extradition Law and should be of concern to everyone. The issue was widely covered in the media, including the following:
- Hassan Diab Press Conference, Ottawa, June 6, 2011
- CBC Radio interview with Hassan’s lawyer, Mr. Don Bayne, conducted by Alan Neal of “All in a Day”, June 6, 2011
- The Complex Case of Hassan Diab, by Chris Cobb, Ottawa Citizen, June 10, 2011
- Why the Diab case should worry all Canadians, by Randal Marlin, Ottawa Citizen, June 16, 2011
- Canada’s Extradition Law: The Least Fair Act on Earth?, by Gary Botting, Prism Magazine, June 17, 2011
4. Write to the Minister of Justice
Now that Hassan has been committed for extradition, the next step is in the hands of the Minister of Justice, Mr. Rob Nicholson, who has the power to refuse extradition.
We urge you to write to the Minister of Justice asking him to stop Hassan’s extradition.
In your letter to the Minister, you can point out the appalling unreliability of the French handwriting analysis report. Without this handwriting report, the judge said he could not have committed Hassan for extradition. It is extremely distressing that Canadians can lose their liberty on the basis of such wholly unreliable evidence that would not be accepted in a Canadian trial.
We would appreciate it if you would email a copy of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Donate to Hassan’s Legal Defence Fund
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!
Please visit http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org/donate for information on how to donate
Hassan Diab Support Committee