Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hassan Diab: Breaking News. CBC reports that his extradition to France has been upheld by the Ontario Court of appeal.

STORY: "Hassan Diab's extradition to France upheld by appeal court," published by CBC News on May 15, 2014.

SUB-HEADING: "Ottawa Prof. Hassan Diab is facing charges of bombing a Paris synagogue in 1980. Four people were killed and dozens of others were injured."

GIST: "The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a judge's decision that an Ottawa sociology professor should be sent to France, where he is a suspect in a decades-old terror bombing. In its ruling, the appeal court said both the lower-court judge, and subsequently the federal justice minister, made no legal errors in coming to the conclusion Hassan Diab should be handed to French authorities.........French authorities allege Diab, 60, was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which made and planted a bomb that killed four people and injured more than 40 on Oct. 3, 1980, outside the Copernic Street synagogue in Paris. But Diab has denied any role in the attack and insists his case is one of mistaken identity......... In June 2011, Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Maranger committed Diab for extradition to face French authorities despite acknowledging the case against him was weak. The following April, then-justice minister Rob Nicholson signed an extradition order surrendering Diab to France."

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See previous post of this Blog: "Key French handwriting analysis   was rejected, by three internationally renowned handwriting experts called by Diab's lawyer, as  "incompetent" and "produced from no known accepted standards.";postID=4317398591821908776;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=12;src=lin


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