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Hassan Diab suing federal government over his extradition to France

Ottawa sociology professor Hassan Diab is suing the federal government over his extradition to France on allegations of terrorism.

Diab, his spouse and two younger youngsters have filed a discover of motion in Ontario Superior Court in search of tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} for alleged abuse of course of, infliction of emotional misery and different claims.

The assertions haven’t been confirmed in court docket and the federal government has but to file a response.

The RCMP arrested Diab in 2008 in response to a request from French authorities who suspected his involvement within the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue, an accusation he has all the time denied.

Following lengthy court docket proceedings, Diab was extradited to France the place he spent three years behind bars, together with time in solitary confinement.

In January 2018, French judges dismissed the allegations in opposition to Diab and ordered his quick launch.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Jan. 13, 2020.

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