“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)|
- 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!
- 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:
- “Jewish Law and Our Most Cherished Traditions Require Justice for Hassan Diab”, by: David Mivasair, July 5, 2016
- “Canada must demand fair investigation by France in case of Hassan Diab”, by Gerald Caplan, Globe and Mail, November 9, 2015
- “Civil society must prevent Hassan Diab’s wrongful conviction”, by Tyler Levitan, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, May 27, 2015
- “Canada’s extradition law: A legal conundrum”, by Chris Cobb, Ottawa Citizen, November 14, 2014