Please Donate to Hassan Diab’s
Legal Defence in France

Justice for Hassan Diab – eBulletin, December 21, 2018

In this issue:
1. Please Donate to Hassan Diab’s Legal Defence in France
2. Canada’s Extradition Act is in Need of Urgent Reform

1. Please Donate to Hassan Diab’s Legal Defence in France

As 2018 draws to a close, we recall a year that began with French investigating judges clearing Dr. Hassan Diab unconditionally of all accusations and allowing him to return to his home and family in Canada.

The French Court of Appeal, however, has delayed its decision on whether to uphold the investigating judges finding of innocence. The delay by the Court of Appeal prolongs Hassan ordeal, while burdening him and his family with additional legal fees.

We must raise CAD $30,000 by the end of 2018 to cover the latest bill for Hassan’s legal defence in France.

We are more than halfway to our goal, as we have received CAD $17,260 CAD in donations so far.

Please help us raise the remaining balance (CAD $12,740) by the end of this year. A donation of any amount will go a long way in ensuring that an innocent man is not wrongfully convicted!

A BIG Thank You to all who donated already. We are deeply grateful for your support!

There are various ways to Donate:

(a) Donation by Cheque:

Please make cheque payable to “Extradition Legal Defence Fund” and send it to the following address (post-dated cheques are accepted):

Extradition Legal Defence Fund
c/o Ria Heynen
20 Cleary Ave., Apt. 504
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3Z9

(b) Donation Using Interac e-Transfer:

To donate using Interac e-transfer (bank to bank transfer), please log into your online banking account, choose Interac e-Transfer; specify as the recipient’s email address, specify the amount, and enter the following security question-and-answer information.
Security question: Where does Hassan live?
Security answer: Ottawa

(c) Donation Using PayPal or Credit Card:

For information on how to donate using PayPal or Credit Card, please visit:

one-time donation (# 3 on above page), or monthly donations (# 4 on above page).

Thank you for your continued support!

2. Canada’s Extradition Act is in Need of Urgent Reform

“Canada’s primary obligation is to protect the rights of people here, and that’s why we are continuing to push for reform to the Extradition Act itself in order to ensure that individuals in Canada who are sought for trial in a foreign state benefit from a fair process, instead of their surrender being a virtual certainty…

The balance between Canada’s duty to protect its citizens and residents, and its interest in cooperating with foreign states on extradition is severely out of whack. Change is urgently needed to prevent innocent people from having their lives irrevocably overturned in the way that Dr. Diab, Dr. Tfaily, and their children’s have.”

Read the full article:

“A Decade’s Ordeal: The Case of Dr. Hassan Diab and the Need for Reform in Canada’s Extradition Law”, by Josh Paterson, Executive Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, December 3, 2018.

Hassan Diab Support Committee

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