July 3, 2019
Dear Friends and Supporters,
We Need Your Help! Please call Justice Minister David Lametti on Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5, 2019, urging him to release Murray Segal’s report immediately and without redaction, and asking him to order an independent public inquiry into the role that the Department of Justice played in Hassan Diab’s wrongful extradition to France.
As you know, more than a month ago, Murray Segal submitted to the Minister of Justice his “external review” of Hassan Diab’s extradition to France in 2014. We are very concerned and disappointed about the extensive delays in making Mr. Segal’s report public.
Please help by phoning Justice Minister David Lametti urging him to release Mr. Segal’s report without further delay and without redaction. Please phone Minister Lametti on Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5.
When you call, please give your name and where you are calling from. It is likely you will be talking to an answering machine. You can leave a message to this effect:
“Minister Lametti, I am calling to urge you to release Murray Segal’s report on Hassan Diab’s wrongful extradition to France in 2014. While the mandate given to Mr. Segal falls short of a full and independent public inquiry, Mr. Segal’s report needs to be made public as soon as possible, and without redaction. In addition, I urge you to order an independent public inquiry into the role that the Department of Justice played in Hassan Diab’s extradition. We need full transparency and accountability to ensure that the rights of people in Canada are protected and the injustice that happened to Hassan never happens again.”
• Minister Lametti’s House of Commons Office: (613) 943-6636
• Minister Lametti’s Constituency Office: (514) 363-0954
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Josh Paterson, Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, stated, “Mr. Segal’s report must be provided to Dr. Diab and his family, and it must be made public without editing or redaction – period. It is also well past time for the government to commit to a full review of the outdated Extradition Act, which allowed this mess to happen in the first place.”
The Criminal Lawyers’ Association wrote, “Transparency, accountability and fairness require that Mr. Diab and the community at large be made aware of the nature and scope of Mr. Segal’s mandate, the investigations he undertook, and the conclusions he reached as to whether government lawyers followed the law and departmental procedures in connection with the extradition of Hassan Diab.”
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Thank you for your continued support.
Hassan Diab Support Committee