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Recent cases in which fear of terror related activity cited

By The Canadian Press   

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Authorities arrested 10 young people on the weekend at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport amid fears they were leaving the country to join jihadist groups overseas.

Here are some recent cases of people suspected of possibly becoming involved in terrorism-related activity:

January: Six young Quebecers – four males and two females – leave Canada. Authorities believe they headed to Syria to join jihadist groups.


March: RCMP announces Amir Raisolsadat’s arrest in Prince Edward Island after peace bond ordered. Information sworn in court indicates RCMP “fears” he will commit terrorism offence. Search warrant application says police acted on two separate complaints about him in summer of 2013 regarding alleged national security threats toward western countries. Document alleges RCMP found castor beans that could produce the toxin ricin after covertly going to Raisolsadat’s home in April 2014. His lawyer calls case “tragic misunderstanding” and says the documents should be viewed with skepticism. Bond not yet signed and Raisolsadat’s proceedings are scheduled to return to court Friday.



March: Montreal resident Merouane Ghalmi, 22, signs peace bond after RCMP says it fears he will commit terrorism offence. Ghalmi agrees to abide by lengthy list of conditions including handing over passport and not communicating with people in Syria.


April: Daniel Minta Darko, 26, of Montreal signs peace bond that restricts his movements. Authorities say they fear he would commit terrorism offence. Darko has to wear GPS tracker and is not allowed to use or own cellphone. He is also forbidden from contacting Ghalmi or using social media to communicate with anyone in Syria, Turkey and Malaysia or anyone with links to a terrorist group.


April: El Mahdi Jamali and Sabrine Djermane, both 18, plead not guilty to four charges, including attempting to leave Canada to commit terrorist act abroad. Bail hearing for the Montrealers scheduled to begin June 5.

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