Mon­treal teens re­main be­hind bars on terror charges

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

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 mid-April 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.

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