Hassan Diab has been released from prison after authorities in France dropped terrorism charges against the former University of Ottawa professor.

Diab's French lawyers told CBC News that he is now in Paris. No details on his return to Canada have been confirmed.

The Lebanese-Canadian was arrested by RCMP in November 2008 and extradited to France in 2014. He had spent the last three years in prison after being charged with first-degree murder in a 1980 Paris synagogue bombing that killed four people.

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