Teen terror case put off un­til March

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — A Que­bec teen con­victed on two ter­ror­ism-re­lated charges will have to wait un­til later this year for his sen­tenc­ing hear­ing. He was found guilty in De­cem­ber of com­mit­ting a rob­bery in as­so­ci­a­tion with a ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion and plan­ning to leave Canada to par­tic­i­pate in the ac­tiv­i­ties of a ter­ror­ist group abroad. Youth court Judge Do­minique Wil­helmy au­tho­rized a num­ber of ex­pert and pre-sen­tenc­ing re­ports to­day that will take sev­eral weeks to com­plete. The case re­turns to court March 29 when lawyers will de­cide if they can pro­ceed with hear­ings in early April. Pros­e­cu­tors say the 16-year-old is the first Cana­dian con­victed of at­tempt­ing to leave the coun­try to par­tic­i­pate in ter­ror­ism-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties since the charge to the Crim­i­nal Code in 2013.

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