Imagine a Life Like This: The Relentless Persecution of Hassan Diab


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1. Hassan Diab Support Event, Ottawa, March 26, 2:30 pm

Hassan Diab goes on trial in France (in absentia) on April 3, 2023.

This is for a 1980 bombing in Paris, although Hassan was not even in France at the time! His ordeal has disrupted his life for nearly 15 years, including more than three years in a maximum-security prison in France. Imagine the terrible price paid, and is still being paid, by him and his family.

For a good review of his ordeal, check out this short video:

Please join students from Carleton University’s Department of Sociology and the Justice for Hassan Diab Support Committee to show support for Hassan and get the latest information about the upcoming trial.


SUNDAY MARCH 26, 2:30 – 4:30 PM ET

at CARLETON DOMINION-CHALMERS CENTRE (355 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario)


  • Michelle Weinroth with Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Cellist): Opening
  • Hassan Diab: Welcome
  • Roger Clark: Where we are now
  • Lawyer Don Bayne: What to expect at the trial
  • Dr. Deborah Conners and students: Importance of support for Hassan.
  • Ria Heynen: Closing

Free Admission

  • Silent Auction
  • Live Music
  • Free Food and Drink
  • Caricaturist

The event will be live streamed here starting at 2:30 pm ET, Sunday March 26

If you can, please come in person to show Hassan your support.

This event has been organized by Carleton University Students along with the Hassan Diab Support Committee.

2. Amnesty International Calls on France to Halt its Case against Hassan Diab 

“Amnesty International has called on the French government to halt its ‘groundless’ prosecution of Diab and to find those responsible for the Oct. 3, 1980, attack on a Paris synagogue that killed four people and injured 40 others.

The renewed prosecution of Hassan Diab risks substituting the necessary pursuit of truth and accountability … with another travesty of justice,” Amnesty International said in a recent statement…

I think it’s important for Canada to signal to the French authorities that Canada does not accept this is a fair trial,” said Clark, former secretary general of Amnesty International (Canada). “This, I think, is part of Canada’s obligation to protect its citizens.”

Read the full article by Andrew Duffy in The Ottawa Citizen.

3. Sign the Petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must honor his words from June 2018 and refuse any future request from France for the extradition of Hassan Diab. Your support is vital to protect the rights of people in Canada against unjust prosecution and violation of fundamental rights.

We would like to reach at least 10,000 signatures on the petition before delivering it to PM Trudeau. Please sign the petition, if you haven’t done so already, and share it with at least 5 people you know. We need a groundswell of support to protect Hassan from a second wrongful extradition!


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