May 18, 2021
Dear friends and supporters,
At a press conference on May 12, the Hassan Diab Support Committee, accompanied by Amnesty International Canada, the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG), and Dr. Diab’s attorney, Donald Bayne, highlighted the egregiously flawed French Court of Appeal decision of January 27, 2021, referring Dr. Diab to trial. You can view a recording of the press conference at:
In its decision, the French Court of Appeal misrepresented evidence, misstated facts, relied on discredited evidence, made up non-existent evidence, and engaged in contradictory reasoning and troubling analysis based on unfounded speculation. See memos prepared by Donald Bayne:
On May 19, France’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, will decide whether to quash the January 27 Court of Appeal ruling — thus have a new Court of Appeal look into Hassan’s case — OR refer Hassan’s case to trial.
Dr. Diab’s fate remains far from certain in this relentless cycle of injustice. It is vital that we exert every ounce of pressure on the Canadian government and demand that it intervene to rescue Dr. Diab from groundless persecution. He and his family have suffered long enough!
Please take a minute to sign the Parliamentary petition below:
Help us spread the word on social media
You can also help Hassan’s cause by lending the support of your social network. We encourage you to highlight on social media Hassan’s struggle, and how to help, by posting the following message or writing your own.
- For over 10 years, Hassan Diab fought false allegations of his involvement in a crime he did not commit. It is time to put an end to this miscarriage of justice. Please show your support for Hassan by signing the petition at: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-3400 and sending a letter to PM Trudeau: https://iclmg.ca/diab-letter
- “France’s top court to rule on Canadian academic Hassan Diab’s terrorism case next week”, CBC News, May 12, 2021
- “Canada must not extradite Diab regardless of coming French court decision: lawyer”, Toronto Star, May 12, 2021
- “Canada is urged not to extradite Paris bombing suspect, France 24, May 12, 2021
Thank you for your continued support!
Hassan Diab Support Committee
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/justiceforhassandiab
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforHDiabb