A Lebanese-Canadian university professor was found guilty in absentia Friday for a bomb attack on a Paris synagogue more than 40 years ago, reports Anadolu Agency.
Hassan Diab, 69, who was the only person accused in the attack, was given a life sentence and an arrest warrant was issued.
The attack in 1980 resulted in the deaths of four people and injured 46. It was the first deadly attack against a Jewish target on French soil since World War II.
Diab did not attend the trial in Paris and his legal team claimed he was wrongly identified.
The success of a potential new extradition process for Diab is uncertain and such a move could potentially strain the relationship between Canada and France.