Montreal teens facing terror charges to remain behind bars over summer
Sabrine Djaermane and El Mahdi Jamali face four terrorism-related charges
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, July 13, 2015 2:50PM EDT
MONTREAL - Two Montreal teens facing terrorism-related charges will remain behind bars pending their next court appearance in September.
Eighteen-year-old El Mahdi Jamali and nineteen-year-old Sabrine Djermane were not in court today when a date was set for a meeting where both sides will specify how many witnesses they expect to call.
They have been detained since their arrests in mid-April and were denied bail last month.
Jamali and Djermane each face four charges: attempting to leave Canada to commit a terror act abroad; possession of an explosive substance; facilitating a terrorist act; and committing an act under the direction or for the profit of a terrorist organization.
The two students at College de Maisonneuve, a Montreal junior college, were arrested as what the Crown called a "preventive measure."
Prosecutors wanted them to sign peace bonds that would set out conditions and restrictions on their day-to-day lives. Several days after their arrest, they reappeared before a judge to face the criminal charges.