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Hassan Diab Freed: Sociology prof returns from extradition ordeal vowing to help other victims of “lousy” law

Hassan Diab, a Canadian who was extradited to France in Nov. 2014 in connection with terrorism allegations, was released from detention on Jan. 12. He returned to Canada on Jan. 15 and was reunited with his family following more than three years of maximum security imprisonment and solitary confinement in France.

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