One year after extradition to France, Hassan still pushes for freedom

With the one-year anniversary of his pretrial detention approaching, Dr. Hassan Diab remains in prison in the vicinity of Paris. He has been in detention for one year, since the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear his case on November 13, 2014, and he was extradited to France the following day.

“Ottawa academic Hassan Diab remains in a Paris jail preparing for a major court challenge that could prove key to his efforts to have murder charges against him withdrawn…

French authorities are still investigating his alleged role in the bombing and have not yet decided whether to commit him for trial…

Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Maranger ordered Diab’s extradition in 2011 after saying that he found the handwriting evidence ‘illogical, very problematic, convoluted, very confusing with conclusions that are suspect…’”

Read the full article in the Ottawa Citizen:
“One year after extradition to France, Ottawa academic still pushes for freedom”, by Chris Cobb, Ottawa Citizen, November 9, 2015