Two minors have been arrested in Ontario and Quebec on allegations of terrorism, Global News has learned.
In Toronto, a juvenile was arrested on January 14 for a preventive terrorism peace deal and appeared in court on Thursday in a case allegedly related to the so-called Islamic State.
Another young man was arrested on December 8 for a peaceful commitment to terrorism and was released on parole after a court appearance in Terrebonne, Que., North of Montreal.
None of them can be named because of their ages.
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There was no indication that the arrests were related, but it is the youngest involving minors who are facing allegations of terrorism.
An RCMP spokesman said the Toronto Integrated and National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) had leaked information 10 days ago “based on reasonable grounds to fear a person may commit a terrorist offense.”
“As the investigation is ongoing and it involves a young person, we can not disclose further information at this stage.”
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Meanwhile, a judge in Quebec “released the young person with numerous conditions and ordered the young person’s presence at the next court date,” a Canada Public Prosecuting Service spokesman said.
The next court date is March 28.
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Police have used terrorism peacekeepers to drive suspects who they claim may be committing terrorist offenses.
Conditions of peace ties usually include a ban on travel, curbs on internet use and sometimes ankle bracelets.
But suspects are not charged with terrorist offenses.
In addition to the two youths, the RCMP is currently seeking a peace bond against a woman who returned to Canada in November from a camp for ISIS detainees in Syria.
Her lawyer told the court last Monday that she was being investigated for war crimes and terrorism. She was not charged.
Two men from Ontario, Kevin Omar Mohamed and Daniel Khoshnood, have also been placed on terrorist peace ties after police found al-Qaeda and literature bombing on their phones.
Mohamed had just served a prison sentence for terrorism when he was caught in possession of extremist material. He was seen meeting Khoshnood, a violent offender also just out of jail.
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