Kingston Youth Facing Terrorism Charges Back in Court for Second Day of Bail Hearing
A courtroom in Kingston, Ont., will play host today to the second part of a two-day bail hearing for a youth facing terrorism charges.
The youth, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged in late January after a Canadian police investigation sparked by a tip from the FBI. The youth was arrested along with a Syrian refugee and allegedly planned to plant a bomb in a public place. The refugee was released from custody although the possibility of charges against him remain.
It's not yet known if the court will release a decision today on whether the youth will be granted bail.
There is a strict publication ban on all evidence, submissions and reasons presented during the hearing.
The accused last appeared in court March 12, accompanied in and out of the courtroom by police officers.
The youth is accused of knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity, and counselling another person to ``deliver, place, discharge or detonate an explosive or other lethal device'' in a public place.