French Prosecution of Canadian Hassan Diab a Travesty

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Six times French investigators have recommended the Canadian professor be release and each time French courts have denied the request.

Canadian citizen Hassan Diab was extradited to France in 2014 for allegedly committing a terrorist attack in 1980 and has since been ordered released six times by French investigative judges. Yet, again this week, a court of appeal overturned the release order.

The RCMP arrested 63-year-old Diab, a father of four, in 2008 at the request of French authorities for allegedly planting a bomb outside a Paris Synagogue. The blast killed four and injured dozens.

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Toronto Star