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.