Accused synagogue bomber Diab in a ‘Catch-22” with bad French evidence: defence lawyer

| March 1, 2011

OTTAWA — Lawyers for accused terrorist Hassan Diab made a last-ditch effort Monday to get key handwriting evidence disallowed.

Justice Robert Maranger has already ruled that French handwriting evidence — dubbed the “smoking gun” by prosecutors — can be used in the extradition case against Diab.

But Maranger also said that he found the evidence “problematic” and “confusing” with “suspect conclusions,” but it would violate Canada’s extradition agreement with France if he imposed Canadian standards of evidence on its admissibility.

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