Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Some of the Charges in Absentia That Mounties Have Laid in 2015

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Some of the Charges in Absentia That Mounties Have Laid in 2015

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A look at absentia charges laid by RCMP in 2015

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CALGARY - RCMP in Alberta have laid terrorism charges in absentia against a Calgary man they believe has gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State. Here's a look as some other absentia charges the RCMP have laid this year.

Ahma Waseem: The 27-year-old from Windsor, Ont., was charged in June with facilitating a terrorist activity, participating in terrorist activity and leaving Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group. RCMP allege he used a reported lost passport to travel to Syria in November 2013 to fight for the Islamic State. There have been reports he died while fighting in Syria, but the RCMP have been unable to confirm the information.

George Salloum: The former Syrian military intelligence officer believed to be in his mid fifties, was charged in February with the torture of Canadian Maher Arar. Arar gave false confessions under torture in Syria about supposed involvement with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network. …

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