OTTAWA – Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has ordered Ottawa professor Hassan Diab to be extradited to France to face terror-bombing charges.
“Mr. Diab was committed for extradition on June 6th, 2011 by the Superior Court of Justice,” Justice Department spokesman Christian Girouard wrote in an email. “On April 4th, 2012, the minister of Justice ordered his surrender to France.
“Mr. Diab has 30 days in which to seek judicial review of the minister’s decision. In addition, he has appealed his committal to the (Court of Appeal) for Ontario. As this matter remains pending in the Canadian courts, it would not be appropriate to comment further.”