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Terrorism-related offenses: Second teenager charged in Ottawa

After an Ottawa young man was charged in connection with terrorist activities, another young man from the federal capital, believed to be an accomplice, was arrested and charged with similar crimes.

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This is what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Friday about the latest elements identified in this investigation.

On Thursday, the accomplice was accused of “unlawfully planning and committing the act of murder for the benefit of, under the direction of, or in connection with, a terrorist organization”; “knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity by providing and exchanging educational materials and propaganda” and “knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity by attempting to acquire a prohibited firearm.”

These charges followed a search warrant executed at a residence in the Ottawa area.

The list of allegations is getting longer

The first young person, who was arrested last December and is still in custody, had two additional charges filed against him on Thursday. These are cases in which “unlawful conspiracies and agreements to commit the act of murder were made for the benefit of, under the direction of, or in connection with a terrorist organization” and “a terrorist activity was knowingly facilitated through the provision and exchange of educational materials “. and propaganda.

The day after his arrest, he had already been accused of other charges, namely “facilitating a terrorist activity by passing on instructions on an explosive substance” and “knowingly direct or indirectly inviting a person to carry out terrorist activities against Jewish people”. ”

A few days later, three more charges were filed. These were “facilitating a terrorist activity through the possession of explosive substances”, “possession of explosive substances with the intent to endanger life” and “possession of explosive substances”.