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

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