Justice for Hassan Diab and the Unbearable Banality of Evil

Deutsch, Judith

Publisher:  The Bullet
Date Written:  15/01/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22108

Deutsch examines the case of Dr. Hassan Diab - a sociology professor and Canadian citizen who was accused of bombing the Rue Copernic Synagogue - and uses it to critique international and domestic justice systems.



Dr. [Hassan] Diab, a sociology professor and Canadian citizen, was charged with bombing the Rue Copernic Synagogue in 1980. His release follows eight previous orders for his conditional release by four French judges which were all reversed on appeal. But so far this ruling appears to be final and is hopefully a very belated vindication of Dr. Diab and for truth and justice. Since 2007 when France sought his extradition from Canada, credible and verifiable evidence testifying to his innocence was concealed or challenged by Canadian Crown and French anti-terrorism investigators. What followed was heartrending for Diab and for his family. His ten year ordeal warrants a study of the barriers to justice.

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