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Terrorism charges against Ottawa professor dropped in France

Terrorism charges against Ottawa professor dropped in France
From CBC - January 12, 2018

Terrorism charges against Hassan Diab, a former University of Ottawa professor, have been dropped by French authorities.

The Lebanese-Canadian was arrested by RCMP in November 2008and extradited to France in 2014. He has spent the last three years inprison after being charged with first-degree murder in a 1980 Paris synagogue bombing that killed four people.

Diab, 64, denied involvement, maintaining he had been in Lebanon at the time of the attack.

Eight previous attempts to free him failed when his bail request was denied by French judges.

His Canadian lawyer, DonaldBayne, confirmed Friday that he was no longer under suspicion and the judges have declared the investigation closed. Bayne also said the investigation's evidence proved Diab's innocence.

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