Please Phone Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Urging Him to Protect Hassan Diab

Please take a few minutes to phone Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and urge him to protect Dr. Hassan Diab and refuse any request from France for Hassan’s extradition.

Here is PM Trudeau’s contact information:

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
      Hill Office – House of Commons:
      Phone: 1 (613) 992-4211

      Constituency Office (Montreal, Quebec):
      Phone: 1 (514) 277-6020

When you call, you will probably be transferred to leave your message on an answering machine. Please, leave a polite message, and say your name, town/province, and phone number.

Here is the KEY MESSAGE we want to communicate to the Prime Minister:

  • Canada must protect Hassan Diab and say No to any request from France for his extradition.

Here are some additional things you may wish to say:

  • The government has a moral obligation to protect Hassan.
  • In 2018, Hassan was released after two experienced French investigative judges determined that there was no evidence linking him to the 1980 attack.
  • In declaring Hassan guilty, the French Court of Assize ignored all exonerating evidence and relied on flawed intelligence information that is not allowed in a Canadian Court.
  • Hassan’s fingerprints and palm prints do not match those of the suspect.
  • Hassan and his family have suffered long enough.
  • I am very concerned that France is scapegoating Hassan Diab for a crime he did not commit.
  • Honour the words you said in 2018: “What happened to Hassan Diab never should have happened”, and make sure that it never happens again!


Hassan Diab is a Canadian sociology professor who has taught at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. He was wrongfully extradited from Canada to France in 2014 for his alleged involvement in a bombing outside a Paris synagogue in 1980.

After spending over three years in a French prison, two French investigative magistrates found no evidence to send him to trial and released him unconditionally. Dr. Diab returned to his home in Canada in 2018. However, the French prosecutor appealed his release and, on April 21, 2023, Dr. Diab was sentenced in absentia to life in prison.

With this devastating development, it is urgent that we raise awareness about Hassan’s case and protect him from another wrongful extradition to France and life imprisonment for a crime he did not commit.

Thank you for your support!