Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crown Appeals Verdict in Case of Woman Acquitted in Alleged Terror Case

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crown Appeals Verdict in Case of Woman Acquitted in Alleged Terror Case

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Crown appeals in alleged Montreal terror case

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MONTREAL - The Crown has filed an appeal against a Montreal woman found not guilty on terror-related charges.

A jury acquitted Sabrine Djermane last December of attempting to leave Canada to commit a terror act abroad; possession of an explosive substance; and committing an act under the direction or for the profit of a terrorist organization.

Prosecutors are appealing the verdict on the explosive substance charge.

They say in a document filed at the Quebec Court of Appeal this week the trial judge committed an error instructing the jury on the "interpretation and definition of the term 'explosive substance.'"

The Crown is asking the court to overturn the acquittal and order a new trial on the single charge. …

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