Urgent Action: Phone Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on October 17, 2023

Please phone PM Trudeau and urge him to protect Dr. Hassan Diab and refuse 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.

Thank you for your support!

Petition with Over 10,000 Signatures Submitted to PM Trudeau; Take Action in Support of Hassan Diab!

A heartfelt thanks for signing the petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The petition was signed by more than 10,000 supporters calling on the Prime Minister to refuse any request for Dr. Hassan Diab’s extradition. On July 27, 2023, the petition was delivered to the Prime Minister’s office in Ottawa, where supporters gathered demanding that the Canadian government protect Hassan.

The petition remains open for additional signatures.

On the same (July 27, 2023), the Hassan Diab Support Committee held a press conference in conjunction with delivering the petition. The press conference was moderated by Tim McSorley of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG). Opening statements were made by Hassan Diab, Alex Neve, Bernie Farber, and Rob Currie. Maeve McMahon and Roger Clark (members of the support committee) were available to answer questions.

Press Conference for Hassan Diab
Short CTV News video segment on Hassan Diab’s unending case
Short video of the petition delivery action at the Prime Minister’s Office
Photos from the petition delivery at the Prime Minister’s Office (Set 1)
Photos from the petition delivery at the Prime Minister’s Office (Set 2)

Take Action in Support of Hassan Diab!

Dr. Hassan Diab is immensely grateful for all the support you have shown him over the years. Unfortunately, his situation continues to be extremely stressful, and the Canadian government has not indicated whether it has received a second extradition request from France–or what it will do if it does receive a request. More than four months have passed since April 21, 2023, when the French Court of Assize declared Hassan guilty, sentencing him to life in prison in a sham trial that relied on secret, unsourced intelligence (unacceptable in Canada) and ignored all exonerating evidence. Hassan remains in limbo, mentally tortured by the Canadian government’s silence.

Here are two actions you can take now:

1) Send a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

Letter to PM Justin Trudeau (English)
Letter to PM Justin Trudeau (French)

2) Sign the letter addressed to Heather McPherson, NDP Member of Parliament and Foreign Affairs Critic:

Letter to MP Heather McPherson

Podcast: “Beyond Kafkaesque”: Will Hassan Diab Receive Justice?

Listen to a 40-minute podcast, produced by David Palumbo-Liu and including Azeezah Kanji, Bernie Farber, Michelle Weinroth, and Hassan Diab.

Podcast: “Beyond Kafkaesque”: Will Hassan Diab Receive Justice?

Thank you for your continued support!

Petition Signed by More than 10,000 Canadians and Supporters Calls on PM Trudeau to Refuse any Request for Hassan Diab’s Extradition

Watch the press conference (via Zoom) that took place on July 27, 2027, calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada to put an end to the continuing miscarriage of justice that Dr. Hassan Diab is facing and refuse any request for Hassan’s extradition.

The press conference was moderated by Tim McSorley (International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group). Opening statements were made by Hassan Diab, Alex Neve, Bernie Farber, and Rob Currie. Maeve McMahon and Roger Clark were available to answer questions.

Following the press conference, a public event was held outside the Prime Minister’s office (80 Wellington Street, Ottawa) where a petition signed by more than 10,000 Canadians and supporters was delivered to the Prime Minister.

Support Hassan Diab as He Delivers Petition to PM Justin Trudeau on Thursday July 27, 2023

Please join us on Thursday July 27, 2023, as we deliver the petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking him to protect Hassan Diab from further injustice and say NO to any request for Hassan’s extradition.

What: Rally and delivery of Hassan Diab Petition to PM Justin Trudeau
When: Thursday July 27, at 12:00 Noon ET
Where: At the Prime Minister’s office, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa (Southwest corner of Elgin and Wellington)

Many individuals, prominent lawyers, human rights groups, and unions have written or called on Mr. Trudeau to speak up and say that Hassan will not be extradited to France again.

Now we are bringing the petition, signed by more than 10,000 supporters in Canada and around the world, to again ask Mr. Trudeau to speak up and protect Hassan from another extradition.

Please join us!

  • Bring signs and banners
  • Hear Hassan Diab speak
  • Sing along with the Ottawa Raging Grannies
  • Accompany Hassan as he delivers the Petition

Note: The petition will continue to be open for additional signatures after it’s delivered. So please sign it if you haven’t done so already.

Earlier in the Day There Will Be a Press Conference

What: Press conference (via Zoom) on Hassan Diab’s case.
When: Thursday July 27, at 10:00 am ET
You are invited to watch a livestream of the press conference at: https://www.facebook.com/iclmg.csilc

Speakers will include:

  • Hassan Diab
  • Rob Currie (Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University)
  • Bernie Farber (Former CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress and Founding Chair of the Canadian AntiHate Network)
  • Alex Neve (Former Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, 2000-2020, and Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs)

Questions from participating media will follow.