France sets trial date for Diab in 2023

January 27, 2022
France has set a trial date for Carleton University academic Dr Hassan Diab, who was accused of involvement in the 1980 Rue Copernic bombing and subsequently freed due to lack of evidence. Diab was previously extradited to France in 2014, but was released in 2018 after the evidence linking Diab to the suspected bomber was discredited. Diab’s supporters are calling for the Government of Canada to reject any of France’s extradition requests, calling the continued pursuit of the trial a “miscarriage of justice” that will “likely lead to a wrongful conviction.” Carleton Department of Sociology and Anthropology Chair Blair Rutherford issued a message last June calling for justice for Diab. CBC (1) | CBC (2) | Justice for Hassan Diab (PDF) | Carleton (ON)