A French court has upheld a decision directing Ottawa sociology professor Hassan Diab to stand trial in the decades-old bombing of a Paris synagogue.
The Court of Cassation, the highest court in the French judiciary, delivered the ruling today.
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Diab’s lawyer, Donald Bayne, calls the ruling inexplicable and says he is considering an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
Born in Lebanon, Diab became a Canadian citizen in 1993, working in Ottawa as a university teacher.
The RCMP arrested him in November 2008 in response to a request by France.
French authorities suspected Diab was involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killed four people and injured dozens of others, an accusation he has always denied.
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