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Lebanese-Canadian Academic Convicted of 1980 Paris Synagogue Bombing

A Paris court on Friday sentenced Lebanese-Canadian citizen Hassan Diab to life in prison in absentia for the 1980 bombing of a synagogue in which four people died.

The court followed the prosecutors’ request for the maximum possible punishment against Hassan Diab, now 69 and a resident of Canada, a decision that was met with silence in court.

Some victims and their families could be seen embracing at the end of three weeks of proceedings during which the suspect’s box remained empty throughout. 

Read the full story at France 24

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