Alleged Islamic State recruiter Awso Peshdary has become “Don” of the Ottawa jail
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Alleged ISIS recruiter Awso Peshdary has become the “Don” of his Ottawa jail and was behind the assault of another inmate, according to allegations contained in court records obtained by Global News.
The allegations surfaced in court after Peshdary, arrested in 2015 following an RCMP counter-terrorism operation, applied to be released from custody to await the remainder of his trial.
According to the court documents, inmate Darren Pearce made “serious allegations” about the influence wielded by Peshdary at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, where both are held.
Pearce, who faces attempted murder and other charges, has alleged he was assaulted because of the way he responded when Peshdary told him he could not drink while Muslims observed Ramadan.
During a March 3, 2020, debriefing, Pearce also alleged that “Peshdary is the ‘Don’ and has influence throughout the jail,” and “makes decisions as to whether someone should be ‘bounced’ from the unit,” the court documents say.
The allegations were brought forward by the Crown in advance of Peshdary’s bail review hearing.
Source: America Radio