OTTAWA, Ontario – The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear the case of Canadian man facing extradition to France in connection with a 1980 Paris synagogue bombing that killed four people.
Hassan Diab, a 60-year-old Canadian of Lebanese descent, is now eligible for immediate removal and could be extradited within days.
The high court did not release reasons for the decision. The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled earlier this year a lower-court judge and the federal justice minister made no legal errors in concluding Diab should be handed to French authorities.
Canadian police arrested Diab in 2008 in response to a request from France, where he is wanted on charges of murder and attempted murder in the Oct. 3, 1980 bombing.