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.
The Ossington Circle Episode 7: The Case of Hassan Diab Part 1 of 3
The Ossington Circle Episode 8: The Case of Hassan Diab Part 2 of 3
The Ossington Circle Episode 9: The Case of Hassan Diab Part 3 of 3