Friday, May 18, 2012

Hassan Diab Fundraising Event, Saturday June 9, 2012

What: Fundraising dinner in support of Dr. Hassan Diab

Date: Saturday June 9, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Place: First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave
(off Richmond Road, one traffic light East of Woodroffe Ave)

Public transportation: Bus #2
Lots of parking is available.

We invite you to join us for a fundraising dinner in support of Dr. Hassan Diab. The evening will feature:
No need to reserve in advance. Bring your family and friends!

There is no charge for dinner, but your donations will be very welcome so we can continue the support for Dr. Hassan Diab.

If you cannot come to the event and would like to donate, please visit:

Background Information

Canada’s extradition law allows the forcible removal of a person from Canada based on flawed evidence that would be tossed out of Canadian court. Please help us mount a public campaign to reform this unfair law and support Dr. Diab. article:

Ottawa Citizen article:

Hassan Diab Support Committee

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice
Panel Discussion on Extradition

The Second National Conference on ‘Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice’ is taking place at Carleton University on May 5 and May 6, 2012. One of the panels is entitled “Hassan Diab and His Possible Extradition to France”.
  • Event: Hassan Diab and his Possible Extradition to France: A Panel Discussion of the Issues
  • Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Place: Room 3101, Canal Building, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
The Canal Building is labelled ‘CB’ on the campus map

Panel Chair:
    Maeve McMahon, Carleton University

    Hassan Diab
    Donald Bayne (Hassan’s lawyer)
    Matthew Behrens (Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada)
    Rania Tfaily (Carleton University)

The conference is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For more information:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Prof’s treatment appalling

Letter to the Editor
The Toronto Star, April 21, 2012

I am surprised and disappointed that there has not been much more said about the continuing ill treatment of Dr. Hassan Diab by the government of Canada.

It takes little effort to determine that Dr. Diab, falsely accused of criminal acts in a country noted for its poor relationships with its Islamic citizens, has faced extraordinary enmity by Canadian officials for many years; most recently by a decision by Rob Nicholson to extradite him for questioning without first charging him with an offence. Mr. Nicholson is Minister of “Justice” but does not demonstrate an understanding of the concept.

An offence occurred in France 32 years ago. Dr. Diab was not involved. It is time for an outcry by Canadians on this matter and greater publicity by more than one Canadian newspaper about the injustice that has already taken place before it is further compounded.

Allen R. Wells, Sarnia

See the letter at: