eBulletin – November 20, 2011

“Stop Unjust Extradition Proceedings”

In this issue:

1. Fundraising Dinner In Support of Hassan Diab – Saturday Nov 26
2. Letter to Minister of Justice from European Group for Study of Deviance and Social Control
3. How You Can Help

1. Fundraising Dinner In Support of Hassan Diab – Saturday Nov 26

Date: Saturday November 26, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Carleton Heights Community Center, 1665 Apeldoorn Ave, Ottawa

Dinner tickets are $30 per person, or $80 per family (of four).

Please join us for a delicious multi-course dinner with poetry reading, soft Middle Eastern music, and a silent auction in support of Dr. Hassan Diab.

Dinner includes a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, dessert, juice, soft drinks, coffee, and tea.

How to Purchase or Reserve Tickets:

To purchase or reserve tickets, email eiad@kassif.com or call (613) 322-6117.

You can also purchase tickets via Interac e-Transfer to diabsupport@gmail.com. Your tickets will be available for pickup at the event. Here is a summary of the steps:

  • Log in to your on-line banking and navigate to “Interac e-Transfer”.
  • Fill in the form for sending money. Specify diabsupport@gmail.com as the email address. Ask a security question that we can answer, such as “What is Hassan’s family name”. Include your name in the Message field. Then click “Send”.

For Background Information, See:



2. Letter to Minister of Justice from European Group for Study of Deviance and Social Control

On behalf of over 700 members, the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control wrote a letter to the Minister of Justice, Mr. Rob Nicholson, urging him not to surrender Dr. Hassan Diab to France.

“As an international group with members that include social scientists, socio-legal scholars, lawyers, researchers, policy-makers and justice practitioners we have numerous concerns about how the case against Dr. Hassan Diab has been handled. Basic principles of justice, due process and human rights appear to be seriously lacking in relation to the problematic evidence provided by the French to the Canadian authorities. Also of concern is that some basic rights normally available to suspects of criminal acts in the Canadian legal system (e.g. full disclosure by the prosecution of evidence, including exculpatory evidence) do not apply under the extradition legal process in your country…

“[W]e, the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, are pleading with you to deal with the case of Dr. Hassan Diab as an urgent matter, and to refuse to surrender him for extradition to France. In doing so, as well as providing Dr. Hassan Diab with relief from this lengthy and traumatic legal process, you will also be re-affirming on an important international stage Canada’s commitment to the protection of human rights, and to supporting principles of fundamental justice.”

Read the full letter at:


3. How You Can Help:

(a) WRITE to the Minister of Justice, Mr. Rob Nicholson (rob.nicholson@parl.gc.ca), and urge him NOT to surrender Hassan. Please share your letter with diabsupport@gmail.com. A sample letter is available:

(b) DONATE to Hassan Diab’s legal defence fund. To donate, visit: http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org/donate

(c) ORGANIZE an event or fundraiser around Hassan’s case. Contact diabsupport@gmail.com for information.

(d) DISTRIBUTE a brochure to publicize Hassan’s plight and help build support for his case:

For other ways to help, visit: http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org/help

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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