“J’Accuse”: Toronto Fundraiser for Hassan Diab

Date: Saturday October 29, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto, Canada

Join us for an evening of powerful dramatic readings from Hassan Diab, Emile Zola, and others who have broken the silence and spoken out about the injustices they face.

In 1894 Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish French soldier, was charged with treason. The accusation, based on fraudulent handwriting analysis, unleashed waves of anti-Semitism. Eminent French writer Emile Zola wrote J’Accuse to expose “the spectre of the innocent man who, far away, is suffering the most atrocious of tortures for a crime he did not commit — It is a crime to exploit patriotism for works of hate.”

Right now, exactly repeating the past, the case against Hassan Diab rests on fraudulent and discredited handwriting analysis. In this climate of Islamophobia, France has asked the Canadian government to comply and to extradite Hassan Diab to France where he faces an unfair trial that could land him in jail for life.

• Doors open at 6:45 PM
• Tasty refreshments and Zatoun olive oil and za’atar served
• Suggested donation: $10

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For more information:
Email: info@beitzatoun.org
Phone: (647) 726-9500
Web: http://www.beitzatoun.org