The Case of Hassan Diab
4 December 2016.
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.