Civil society must prevent Hassan Diab’s wrongful conviction

Article by Tyler Levitan
Published by Al-Araby Al-Jadeed
May 22, 2015

“Not only do Diab’s fingerprints not match those found on a rental car, nor on a French police shoplifting report on the suspected bomber, nor on the suspect’s hotel registration card, but the evidence presented by the French authorities related to handwriting was even withdrawn on two occasions, after it was exposed that the comparison samples used did not belong to Diab.”

“In France, the handwriting analyses based on someone else’s writing were submitted to Diab’s April 3 bail hearing, despite having been withdrawn from the Canadian courts.”

“Diab is not anti-Semitic. On the contrary, he is, by all objective accounts, a man devoted to human rights and social justice, opposing all forms of racism.”

“It is incumbent on civil society, both in Europe and North America, to continue to pressure our governments to demand the immediate release of Diab, who has been the victim of faulty evidence, and could become the victim of a wrongful conviction – unless we intervene in time.”

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