The next major battle over the civil liberties of an Arab-Canadian is the case of Hassan Diab, a former University of Ottawa and Carleton University professor, who was extradited to France, based on dubious evidence, nearly three years ago for allegedly bombing a Paris synagogue in the 1970s. He has consistently denied this accusation. Since that time he has languished in a cell; his bail application has been granted six times and then overturned at the request of the French government. After 30 months of detention he has yet to be brought to trial. Recently, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Citizen, Amnesty International, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) have all called for Diab's release and have urged the Trudeau government to demand his release by the French authorities.