Extradition injustice: The case of Hassan Diab

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This week on Constructing Change: Extradition injustice: Hassan Diab was an Ottawa University professor who had his life turned upside down when he was accused of a Paris bombing in 1980, charged and detained. He has maintained his innocence.

Because of unjust extradition laws, the French government was able to request Diab's removal and use weak evidence that would have been thrown out in a Canadian court. The French government's claim of top-secret "intelligece" that was not revealed at the hearing was enough to convinct Diab according to extradition law. He could not challenge it, because he was never told what it was.

After a protest by Diab's supporters late last month, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has pushed the final decision on the case until March 28, 2012.

For more information on Diab's case and how to support his campaign go to Justice for Diab.

Find more tools for organizing against "national security" on the Activist Toolkit.

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