June 10, 2018
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Please sign the petition calling for an independent public inquiry into Hassan Diab’s case
Help us reform Canada’s Extradition Act so no other Canadian would go through what Hassan and his family have endured. Please sign our Parliamentary e-petition calling on the Government of Canada to conduct a thorough and independent public inquiry into Hassan’s extradition case.
To sign the petition, please visit:
(Note: The petition is open to Canadian residents and citizens living anywhere in the world.)
“Hassan Diab’s Story and the Fight Ahead”, Ottawa, Monday, June 11, 7:30 PM
Join Hassan and his Canadian lawyer, Don Bayne, for an evening of discussion about Hassan’s 10-year ordeal and the fight ahead to reform Canada’s Extradition Act and practices that led to the violation of his rights.
What: “Hassan Diab’s Story and the Fight Ahead”
When: Monday June 11, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9.30 PM EDT
Where: 251 Bank Street, 2nd floor, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Map
This event is open to the public.
Le panel sera en anglais mais vous pourrez poser vos questions en français.
For more information:
Press conference calling for public inquiry, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
On May 30, Hassan Diab, Don Bayne (Hassan’s lawyer), Alex Neve (Secretary General of Amnesty International, Canada), Chantal Vallerand (Director of Operations, Canadian Association of University Teachers) and the Hassan Diab Support Committee, held a press conference calling for an independent public inquiry into Hassan’s extradition case.
You can watch a video of the press conference here:
Canada’s high extradition rate spurs calls for reform
“[T]here are cases where I think Canadians would be very troubled to learn that the government put so many resources, and the time of so many expensive lawyers, into extradition cases that should have never gone forward in the first place… Diab’s case clearly demonstrates that the Canadian extradition system is “broken” and in need of review.” (Robert Currie, Professor of Law, Dalhousie University)
Read the full CBC News article: