A Lebanese-Canadian scholar has been found guilty in absentia of terrorist charges stemming from a 1980 blast outside a synagogue in Paris that left four people dead and 46 injured.
In addition, Hassan Diab was given a life sentence on Friday, and the court issued a warrant for his arrest following a trial that was the result of years of investigation.
The only suspicion was him.
Diab, who resides in Ottawa, Canada, says he did nothing wrong. His attorneys claim that he was in Lebanon at the time of the incident and was mistaken for someone else.
On the evening of October 3, 1980, outside the synagogue where 320 worshipers had congregated to commemorate the conclusion of a Jewish holiday, French officials suspect Diab of detonating the device.