University Replaces Instructor Accused in Fatal 1980 Bombing

July 29, 2009

Carleton University, in Ottawa, announced Tuesday that it has replaced a professor teaching an introductory sociology course who is facing extradition to France, where authorities have accused him of a role in a deadly 1980 bombing of a synagogue, The Canadian Press reported. News that Hassan Diab -- who maintains his innocence -- was teaching at Carleton became public Monday, leading to criticism of the university. A Carleton statement said that Diab was replaced immediately “in the interest of providing its students with a stable, productive academic environment that is conducive to learning."

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