“Rubber Stamped:
The Hassan Diab Story”

“Recipe for a wrongful conviction: The extradition of an innocent man – Hassan Diab”

Don’t miss a preview of the short documentary on Dr. Hassan Diab, “Rubber Stamped: The Hassan Diab Story”.

What: Preview of “Rubber Stamped: The Hassan Diab Story”, a short documentary on Dr. Hassan Diab
Place: Beit Zatoun Cultural Centre, 612 Markham Street, Toronto — Map
Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45 pm)
Admission: Free

Guest Speakers:

  • Amar Wala, award-winning filmmaker and director of “Rubber Stamped: The Hassan Diab Story”
  • Barbara Jackman, renowned human rights lawyer

Please come out, watch the short documentary, and hear our guest speakers talk about the documentary and Canada’s unjust Extradition Law. Q&A will follow.

There will be refreshments, plenty of yummy finger foods, music, raffle items, and more!

Sponsored by:

  • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1281
  • Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice (CUSJ)
  • Independent Jewish Voices Canada
  • Independent Jewish Voices – Toronto
  • Peace and Social Concerns – Ottawa Quakers
  • Toronto Action for Social Change (TASC)
  • United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO)

Hassan Diab is a Canadian citizen and Carleton University professor who lived in Ottawa. He was extradited to France on November 14, 2014, in connection with the 1980 Rue Copernic bombing in Paris.

The Canadian extradition judge described the evidence that the French authorities submitted as “very problematic” and “suspect”, and stated that “the prospects of conviction in the context of a fair trial seem unlikely”. However, the judge said that he felt obliged under Canada’s extradition law to commit Hassan to extradition.

Hassan has strongly condemned the attack and steadfastly maintained his innocence. He has been in prison near Paris for almost two years.

Mr. Don Bayne, Hassan’s lawyer in Canada, has stated: “We now have the classic recipe for the wrongful conviction of a Canadian citizen”.

Some links of interest:

Hassan Diab Support Committee
Email: diabsupport@gmail.com
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