Leave of Appeal Decision to be Released on Thursday November 13


Dear Friends and Supporters,

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada will announce its decision on whether to grant leave to appeal in the extradition case of Dr. Hassan Diab. We are calling on supporters like you to come out and show your support.

Please join us for a rally at the Supreme Court of Canada on the day of the decision.

What: Rally to support reform of Canada’s extradition law and justice for Hassan
Place: Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington Street, Ottawa — Map
Date: Thursday November 13, 2014
Time: Meet at 9:15 am sharp. We will wait for the decision which is expected to come out at around 9:30 am.

The Supreme Court represents Hassan’s last real chance for justice in Canada. If leave is granted, the case would be heard by the Supreme Court sometime in 2015. If leave is not granted, the government would extradite Hassan to France soon after the decision, where he would be incarcerated while the French authorities decide whether or not to put him on trial.

France’s anti-terrorism courts allow convictions based on secret information that is inadmissible in Canadian criminal trials. In Hassan’s case, France is also relying on a handwriting analysis report that has been thoroughly discredited by five leading handwriting experts. A trial conducted in these circumstances offends principles of fundamental justice and condemns an innocent man.

Please bring banners and signs calling for stopping Hassan’s extradition and reforming Canada’s extradition law. We are grateful for the support you have shown Hassan and his family since the beginning, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday morning.

See: Background information

Hassan Diab Support Committee