Phone-in to PM Trudeau on October 17; Hassan Diab Public Lecture on October 19

October 15, 2023

1. Urgent Action: Phone PM Justin Trudeau on October 17, 2023

Please join the phone-in to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday October 17, urging him to protect Dr. Hassan Diab and say No to any request from France for Hassan’s extradition!

Prime Minister Trudeau’s Phone Numbers:

  • Hill Office – House of Commons: 1 (613) 992-4211
  • Constituency Office – Riding of Papineau, Montreal, Quebec (call this number if you live in the riding): 1 (514) 277-6020

Key messages for Prime Minister Trudeau:

  • Protect Hassan Diab from further injustice. Say No to any request for Hassan’s extradition.
  • I am very concerned that France is scapegoating Hassan Diab for a crime he did not commit.
  • France has convicted the wrong person—and they know it.
  • The Canadian government has a moral obligation to protect its citizens from persecution.
  • Hassan and his family have suffered this injustice for 15 years.
  • Mr. Trudeau, numerous civil society and human rights organizations have called on you to say No to a second extradition request from France.
  • Mr. Trudeau, honour the words you spoke in 2018: “What happened to Hassan Diab never should have happened”, and make sure that it never happens again.
  • Two experienced French investigative judges (Herbaut and Foltzer) carried out an extensive investigation and determined that the case should not go to trial.
  • The French court which convicted Hassan Diab in April 2023, used secret intelligence as evidence. Relying on secret intelligence is unconstitutional and not allowed in Canadian court; it violates the right to know the case against you and the right to a fair trial.

Justice means “Canada must say No to France.”

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2. Public Lecture on October 19, 2023: “When Political and Judicial Factors Collide: Dr. Hassan Diab Tells His Story”

Attend in person or via Zoom!

  • When: Thursday October 19, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Where: Carleton University campus in Ottawa, Tory Building, Room 360

If you cannot attend in person, please join via Zoom. To register for Zoom:
(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

Dr. Hassan Diab will talk about how political realities in France resulted in a wrongful conviction. A trial in Paris in April 2023, that brought forward no evidence and relied on secret intelligence, declared Hassan guilty. He is at risk of being extradited a second time to France for a crime he did not commit.

For more information, please visit:

Hassan Diab Support Committee
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