May 10, 2023
Dear Friends and Supporters,
You are invited to an event in Ottawa, Ontario, in support of Dr. Hassan Diab:
- Event: WE’RE WITH YOU, HASSAN!
- Date: Monday May 15, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET
- Place: First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (Fellowship Hall), 30 Cleary Ave, off Richmond Road (One traffic light East of Woodroffe Ave, Bus #11)
- Hassan Diab – His experience of the unfair trial
- Don Pratt – Personal witness to the trial
- Michelle Weinroth – Media coverage – the good, the bad and the ugly
- Don Bayne – What to expect and prepare for now
- Fiona Doyle – Student perspective – why we continue to fight
- Deborah Conners – What we can do to help
- Opportunities to express your support for Hassan
- Live music
- Cookies and juice
- Donations toward the Hassan’s legal defence fund are welcome.
It really means a great deal to Hassan to meet with you in person! But if you can’t, please join via Zoom:
Time: May 15, 2023 19:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86922121945
- Carleton University students
- Hassan Diab Support Committee
- Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University
On April 21, 2023, the French Court of Assize declared Hassan guilty of the 1980 bombing in Paris despite documentary proof that he was not in France at that time, but in Lebanon taking sociology exams! The sham trial was politically motivated and unfairly conducted.
With this devastating result, it is urgent to gather Hassan’s supporters in a show of our commitment to do everything we can to protect Hassan from the expected French call for him to be extradited again, this time to face life imprisonment.
Song by the Ottawa Raging Grannies (2 minute video): Keep Hassan Diab Home
Please distribute widely!
Hassan Diab Support Committee
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/justiceforhassandiab