MONTREAL — Canada on Thursday ordered the extradition of a university professor wanted in France in connection with a deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that left four dead and dozens wounded.
Hassan Diab, a sociologist at the University of Ottawa who has denied any involvement, will have one month to appeal the justice ministry's extradition order, said ministry spokesman Christian Girouard.
A Canadian court had approved the extradition in June 2011, but admitted the French case against Diab was weak.
Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, was arrested in an Ottawa suburb in November 2008 following a request from French prosecutors, who accuse him of being behind the October 1980 bombing in the French capital.
He faces life in prison if convicted.
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