Judge reserves her decision on bail bid by Calgary terrorism suspect Jamal Taan Borhot
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Calgary terrorism suspect Jamal Taan Borhot must wait until next week to learn whether he’ll be freed from custody while his case makes its way through the courts.
Provincial court Judge Catherine Skene on Wednesday reserved her decision after hearing submissions from Borhot’s lawyer, David Chow, on why he should be released on bail.
Crown prosecutor Kent Brown argued Borhot should remain behind bars pending trial.
Skene imposed a publication ban on the submissions at the request of Chow.
Borhot, 30, was arrested and charged last week with three counts of participating in the activities of a terrorist group.
Police allege that Borhot travelled to Syria between May 9, 2013, and April 8, 2014, “where he committed terrorist activities benefitting the terrorist group known as the Islamic State,” according to a statement from the RCMP.
“Terrorist investigations by their very nature are extremely lengthy, complex and require the support of both domestic and international partners,” said Supt. Stacey Talbot, officer-in-charge of “K” Division Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET).
Source: Calgary Herald