Diab was extradited from Canada three years ago and describes his time in France as “a series of waiting in cells.”
The more I delved into this case, the more I realized that, in truth, anyone could be the next Hassan Diab. Under Canada’s current extradition system, it really is that easy for our government to send you to a foreign country to face charges for which the country has little to no reliable evidence.
Despite Nicholson’s decision, many Canadians believe that Diab is innocent and has been wrongly accused. A group of these Canadians have become so passionate about the case that they created an organization called Justice for Hassan Diab, and have raised money through crowdfunding on Indiegogo to create a documentary to spread the word about Diab’s story.
Hassan Diab, a former University of Ottawa and Carleton University professor, stood trial against terrorist allegations at the Court of Appeal for Ontario on Nov. 4–5.