(Ottawa — 19 May, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is dismayed that Canadian citizen and former Ottawa resident Dr. Hassan Diab remains imprisoned in France after his extradition there in 2014.
Until 2007, Diab engaged in the life of an academic, conducting research and teaching sociology at Ottawa-area universities, but was arrested by RCMP in 2008 after French authorities accused him of involvement in a 1980 terrorist bombing in Paris.
The allegations against him are based on secret unsourced evidence and what many view as deeply flawed handwriting analysis. Diab continues to deny involvement in any terrorist activity.
CAUT urges you to sign the petition calling upon the Government of Canada to work towards the immediate granting of bail for Dr. Diab and securing his urgent return to his family and home in Canada.