French court blocks release of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab for eighth time

Since his extradition from Canada three years ago, four judges have ruled that the 63-year-old Canadian citizen should be released from the maximum-security Paris prison where he has been held on pre-trial detention.

Following a now familiar pattern, an appeals court quashed the latest release order Tuesday.

Lebanon-born Diab is the sole suspect in the October 1980 terrorist bombing of a Paris synagogue in which four passers-by were killed and more than 40 injured.

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  • deplorabledave

    Three years in maximum security. This sucker should be good for $50 million.

    • marty_p

      He was extradited via formal extradition process vs “handed over” – no basis for a claim.

      • deplorabledave

        It seems that he was extradited under the conservatives. With shiny pony in power nothing would surprise me.

    • Starlord

      I was think same thing. JihadLotto

      From what I understand though cdn just complied with extradition order… but if it was legit it’s all about feelings now.

      Also hate how these ppl say I’m a xyz Canadian… putting the prominent country they love first…

    • Dave

      Or canaduh will declare war on france to force his release, then give him the 50 million.
      Such a proud post-nation state trudope says we are.
      It has been said, if stupid was an cash asset, trudope would have canada debt free in a week.

  • barryjr

    Has to be something to the claims against him if he was extradited. We all know how loathe the system is to get rid of bad apples.

  • David Murrell

    Part of the strong left-wing support for terrorist Diablo stems from the fact that his terrorist actions were directed against a Jewish synagogue. The Jew-hatred underpinnings in this case was sufficient to get Amnesty International Canada, a notorious anti-Semitic NGO, to coordinated the pro-Diab lobbying effort.

  • Yo Mama

    He hate Jews so da Trudoh Liberals will give him lots of our money!

  • Trudeau must be feeling down.

  • andycanuck

    I predict a big cheque in his future.

    Just call me “Kreskin”.