The Case of Hassan Diab

4 December 2016. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: This is a 3-part podcast series on the case of Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-Canadian sociology professor extradited from Canada and currently in a French jail, accused of a bombing that happened in Paris in 1980. Part 1 looks at the bombing of the synagogue at Rue … Watch video »

4 December 2016.

Hassan Diab

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Part 2:

Part 3:

This is a 3-part podcast series on the case of Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-Canadian sociology professor extradited from Canada and currently in a French jail, accused of a bombing that happened in Paris in 1980.

  • Part 1 looks at the bombing of the synagogue at Rue Copernic in 1980 – the turn French investigators made from suspicion of the extreme-right anti-semitic terrorism to suspicion of ‘middle eastern terrorism’.
  • Part 2 looks at the way French investigators created a story about Hassan Diab to try to match the bombing – the perils of using intelligence as evidence.
  • Part 3 looks at why Canada handed Hassan Diab over to France – the nature and price of Canadian diplomacy.

This series was produced by Justin Podur. More information at justiceforhassandiab.org.