Nov 15 2014
A Muslim Ottawa university instructor who is a suspect in the deadly 1980 Paris bombing has been extradited to France after the Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal on Thursday. Hassan Diab’s lawyer, Donald Bayne, Bayne said “Diab didn’t get a chance to see his family before he left and his wife is beside herself with grief because of it.”
(What took them so long?)
French authorities allege Diab was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. They also claim he took part in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killed four people and injured more than 40 others. Diab, a Canadian citizen, has repeatedly denied the allegations. He and his legal team appealed an extradition order over what they describe as crucial questions about the use of untested intelligence in a criminal prosecution.
CTV News Upon arrival in France, Diab has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue. He is now facing multiple charges, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and destruction of property with an explosive or incendiary substance, his lawyer, Stephane Bonifassi, said.