Thursday, May 15, 2014

Will There Be Justice For This Canadian Citizen Living a Nightmare?

By Larry Rousseau, Regional Executive Vice President, Public Service Alliance of Canada
Huffington Post, May 14, 2014

“Let's do a thought experiment.

Imagine that a foreign government suspects you of committing a horrible crime thirty years ago based on unsourced intelligence which could have been derived from torture.

Then imagine that your government decides to hand you over to this foreign government despite the fact that your fingerprints, palm prints, and physical description do not match those of the suspect.

And now imagine that the 'smoking gun' of the case is a handwriting analysis of five words on a hotel registration card that has been discredited by some of the world's top handwriting analysis experts.

And imagine that you learn, years after this process begins, that the foreign government actually hasn't yet charged you with a crime, but wants you under its detention in order to pursue a case against you later.

Tragically, this is not a hypothetical scenario but is the living nightmare of a Canadian citizen, Dr. Hassan Diab, a former sociology professor at Carleton University in Ottawa...”

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