Montreal teens remain behind bars on terror charges
MONTREAL— Two Montreal teens facing terrorism-related charges will remain behind bars pending their next court appearance in September. Eighteen-year-old El Mahdi Jamali and nineteen-year-old Sabrine Djermane were not in court today when a date was set for a meeting where both sides will specify how many witnesses they expect to call. They have been detained since their arrests in midApril and were denied bail last month. Jamali and Djermane each face four charges: attempting to leave Canada to commit a terror act abroad; possession of an explosive substance; facilitating a terrorist act; and committing an act under the direction or for the profit of a terrorist organization. The two students at College de Maisonneuve, a Montreal junior college, were arrested as what the Crown called a “preventive measure.” Prosecutors wanted them to sign peace bonds that would set out conditions and restrictions on their day-to-day lives. Several days after their arrest, they reappeared before a judge to face the criminal charges.