Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fundraising Dinner - April 6, 2013

Join Us For An

Date: Saturday April 6, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 8.30 PM
Place: Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive, Ottawa, Ontario  Map

  • Music by Amelia Leclair of the Three Little Birds
  • Great Food!
  • Update from Hassan’s Lawyer
  • Interview with Hassan
  • Auction and Raffle

Buses No. 5 and 16 stop nearby; get off at Main St. and Lees Ave.
Free parking is available at the adjacent parking lot at Immaculata High School.

There is no need to reserve in advance and no charge for the evening, but your donations will be greatly appreciated. If you cannot come to the event and would like to donate, please visit:

For further information, call 613-828-8468.


My life has been turned upside down because of unfounded allegations and suspicions. I am innocent of the accusations against me. I have never engaged in terrorism. I have never participated in any terrorist attacks. I am not an anti-Semite.I have always been opposed to bigotry and violence.
Dr. Hassan Diab speaking at a press conference in Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Hassan Diab, a Canadian Citizen, is at risk of being extradited to France, based on false evidence and antiquated extradition laws. He has not been charged with any offense but has been held in prison or under house arrest since November 2008.

We should all be worried about this injustice!

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Politics of Absurdity: Extradition in the Age of Fear

  • What: Lunchtime event with Dr. Hassan Diab

  • Where: Octopus Books, 251 Bank Street, Ottawa, Canada

  • When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Hassan Diab is a Canadian citizen and sociology professor in Ottawa who has been living a Kafkaesque nightmare since November 2008. France is seeking his extradition to question him regarding a bomb attack near a Paris synagogue in 1980. He has been living under very strict bail conditions that include paying $2,000 per month for a GPS device he is required to wear, even though he is not charged with any crime.

If extradited to France, Hassan will languish in prison, possibly for years, while the French authorities continue a 32 year old investigation of a crime he did not commit. Hassan has repeatedly affirmed that he is willing to answer questions from French authorities here in Canada.

France has not presented any evidence to support the allegations. In fact, the evidence shows Hassan’s innocence. Hassan's finger prints do not match those of the suspect, and the extradition case is based on a handwriting analysis report that has been denounced by internationally renowned experts as deeply flawed.

However, this has not deterred French authorities and not protected Hassan from Canada’s unjust extradition law. Hassan is appealing his extradition in Canadian courts.

Come meet the man and hear his story!

Bring your lunch.

Hassan Diab Support Committee