Diab convicted in absentia for bomb attack in Paris, CAUT urges Canada to prevent extradition


Carleton University Professor Hassan Diab has been convicted in absentia by the Paris courts for charges related to the bombing of a Paris synagogue in 1980. Diab was previously extradited to France in 2008 and returned to Canada in 2018 after a court found significant exculpatory evidence, explains a statement from CAUT. According to The Guardian, Diab reportedly remains in Canada and did not attend the Paris trial, where his legal team argued he was the victim of mistaken identity. CAUT stated that it is “appalled” by the recent conviction and urged Canada to prevent Diab’s extradition to France.

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