The Case of Hassan Diab

Hassan Diab is a Canadian facing unjust extradition proceedings – which could see him forcibly removed to France – based on deeply flawed “evidence”. He has always maintained his innocence and condemns all ethnically and religiously motivated violence. Canada’s unfair Extradition Law allows Canadians to be shipped to foreign countries based on flimsy, unreliable evidence not accepted in domestic Canadian trials.

In Hassan’s case, Canadian Extradition Law has:

Allowed deeply flawed handwriting analysis as evidence, despite the Canadian judge finding it “very problematic, very confusing, and with conclusions that are suspect”.

Allowed the authorities to proceed despite the fact that Hassan’s physical description and his finger and palm prints do not match those of the suspect.

Allowed the case to go forward despite numerous serious contradictions and misrepresentations, and despite reliance on secret intelligence in the Record of the Case.

We all have a stake in supporting Hassan in his pursuit of justice. Canada’s shockingly low standard for extraditing its citizens is a threat to the principles of fairness and fundamental justice, and could be used against any of us.


Visit Hassan’s support group website:

Please consider signing this petition to renew Hassan’s bail and help spread this far and wide!

Learn more about Hassan’s case – here is a good primer article: and another by his partner Rania Tfaily:

Watch a short video clip on a recent event for Hassan held in Toronto, featuring his partner Rania Tfaily:

Finally, if you are on Twitter please help spread the word about Hassan’s case by contacting local and federal level government officials, as well as mainstream media journalists to cover his case – don’t forget to use this hashtag, created by one of the NS webzine’s editors: #JusticeForHassan