The BCCLA has written to Canadian government to immediately intervene in the case of Dr. Hassan Diab.
Dr. Diab is facing a French Court of Appeal ruling ordering him to stand trial, potentially in absentia, on baseless accusations of terrorism years after a lower court in France cleared his name due to lack of evidence. There is no new evidence being introduced, and this is the first time that the French Court of Appeal has ever overturned the findings of the investigative judges in a terrorism case.
We are urging the federal government to commit to not extraditing Dr. Diab and to proactively intervene with their French counterparts to have these charges dropped. This prolonged Kafkaesque injustice for Dr. Hassan Diab, his wife Dr. Rania Tfaily, and their family must end.