Canada to extradite Paris bomb suspect

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Ottawa - An appeals court has upheld a judge's decision that a Canadian man should be extradited to France in connection with a 1980 Paris synagogue bombing that killed four people.

The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that the lower-court judge and the federal justice minister made no legal errors in concluding Hassan Diab should be handed to French authorities.

Canadian police arrested Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, in 2008 in response to a request from France, where he is wanted on charges of murder and attempted murder in the October 3, 1980 bombing.

The bomb, hidden in the saddlebags of a parked motorcycle, exploded outside a Parisian synagogue during a Sabbath service, killing three French men and one Israeli woman.

Diab has denied any role in the attack.


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