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e-1674 (Hassan Diab)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Roger Clark from Ottawa, Ontario, on May 16, 2018, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Deportation, extradition and removal of foreigners
Diab, Hassan
France
Inquiries and public inquiries
Law of Evidence
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canadian citizen Dr. Hassan Diab was wrongfully extradited from Canada based on unreliable and false evidence;
  • Hassan was extradited solely for the purpose of continuing an incomplete foreign investigation; not for trial as required;
  • Hassan spent almost ten years under draconian bail conditions in Canada or imprisoned, including over three years in solitary confinement in France;
  • French investigative judges repeatedly stated that there is “consistent evidence” of Hassan’s innocence. In January 2018, the judges dismissed all allegations against Hassan, allowing him to return to his home in Canada;
  • Hassan has never been charged;
  • Hassan’s ten-year ordeal was the direct consequence of actions of senior officials of the Canadian Department of Justice;
  • When the case was falling apart, Department of Justice officials intervened to direct French authorities on how to patch up the case to ensure Hassan’s extradition;
  • Department of Justice officials repeatedly delayed the extradition hearing and told the Canadian court that they had no knowledge of French authorities’ plans despite having directed those plans; and
  • Department of Justice officials requested fingerprint analysis as the results could be very powerful if not conclusive to get Hassan extradited; yet when the RCMP analysis results excluded Hassan, Department of Justice officials deliberately withheld this evidence from the court and the defence.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to appoint an independent commissioner to conduct a thorough public inquiry into Hassan Diab’s case, ensuring that the person appointed has full access to, and powers to compel disclosure of, any and all relevant information.
Victoria
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on October 29, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02830)
Government response tabled on November 26, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : May 16, 2018, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 13, 2018, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
105
British Columbia
235
Manitoba
28
New Brunswick
16
Newfoundland and Labrador
8
Northwest Territories
9
Nova Scotia
33
Nunavut
1
Ontario
924
Prince Edward Island
6
Quebec
190
Saskatchewan
12
Other Countries
17
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