Thanks to all the supporters who came to Hassan Diab’s fundraising dinner in Ottawa on November 26, 2011. The fundraiser was a big success; it brought together people who believe in justice and the presumption of innocence.
The spirit of the fundraiser was captured by the opening remarks of Yahya Abdul Rahman, the MC of the event:
“In the case of Hassan we are reminded of our own vulnerabilities in which the state can wield its power over individuals and toss out all principles of fairness and justice. It is Hassan today but, if the system which has permitted this to happen remains in place, then it could very well be one of us tomorrow.”
Read the full remarks here.