July 17, 2019
Dear Friends and Supporters,
It’s been almost two months since Murray Segal submitted to the Minister of Justice his “external review” of Hassan Diab’s wrongful extradition to France in 2014. Up till now, the findings of the review have not been shared with Hassan or anyone outside of government. 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 on Thursday July 18 and Friday July 19, 2019, urging him to release Murray Segal’s report immediately and without redaction, and asking him to launch an independent public inquiry into the role that the Department of Justice played in Hassan Diab’s extradition to France.
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, It has been nearly two months since Murray Segal submitted his report on Hassan Diab’s wrongful extradition to France in 2014. I am disappointed by the lack of transparency and the delay in making the report public. I urge you to make Mr. Segal’s report public as soon as possible, and without redaction. I also urge you to launch an independent public inquiry into Hassan Diab’s extradition and the failings of the Extradition Act. We need full transparency and accountability to ensure that 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
*** Please call every Thursday and Friday, until Mr. Segal’s report is released! ***
For more information:
- “Hassan Diab calls for release of report on extradition that sent him to French prison”, CBC News, July 16, 2019
- Press Release, May 29, 2019
Thank you for your continued support.
Hassan Diab Support Committee