Teen Canadian terror suspect is third released on bail

[JURIST] The youngest suspect arrested in June in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to attack Canadian targets [JURIST reports] has been released on bail. The 16-year-old, whose name has not been publicized because he is a minor, was released Monday after a judge spent nearly two weeks deliberating, according to the suspect's lawyer, Michael Block. Details of the suspect's release are subject to a court-imposed publication ban [JURIST report], but Block described the bond posted by his client's family as "substantial" given their "modest means" and the conditions as "very restrictive." Bail has so far been granted to two other suspects [Globe & Mail report], including a minor, and has been denied to four.

The 15 adults and two minors arrested June 2 are suspected of being members of a terrorist cell that planned to attack targets in southern Ontario and Toronto, including the CN Tower and the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Block said Monday that his client "never really intended anything very grandiose" but nevertheless "became one of the subjects of a lot of attention." Reuters has more. The Toronto Star has local coverage.



 

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