Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

May 15, 2014 15:51 ET

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Supports Ontario Court of Appeal Ruling to Extradite Hassan Diab to France

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) supports the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal to uphold both lower court and federal rulings in favour of extraditing suspected terrorist Hassan Diab to France. France has requested Canada extradite Diab to stand trial for the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue in which four people were killed and dozens injured.

"The victims of this horrendous bombing attack and, indeed, all French citizens, have waited 34 years for justice to be done," noted FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. "Diab is the only suspect in this politically motivated attack, and Canadians have grown tired of providing him shelter. The French justice system is certainly capable of granting Diab a fair trial. It is time to send him to France to answer for his actions."

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is a leading non-profit human rights organization directly representing over 30,000 Canadian members. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and education. Through its affiliation with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the organization has won two Academy Awards, has two Museums of Tolerances (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is represented at the United Nations and the OSCE. FSWC has a diverse number of programs, including Freedom Day and the Tour4Humanity.

Contact Information

  • Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    Stacey Starkman
    Communications Manager
    416.864.9735 x 32
    sstarkman@fswc.ca