MONTREAL – A Quebec woman facing terrorism charges after returning from a detention camp in northeastern Syria last October has been granted bail.
The details of Oumaima Chouay’s bail hearing or the reasons for her release today by a Quebec court judge are under a publication ban.
Chouay, 27, is charged with leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group, participating in the activity of a terrorist group, providing property or services for terrorism purposes and conspiracy to participate in the activity of a terrorist group.
The RCMP arrested her in October at Montreal’s international airport after she arrived from a camp for ISIS detainees in Syria with her two children and another adult.
Chouay was released on condition she wear a GPS tracking bracelet, refrain from using any form of social media and report to police once a month. A family member must also put up $5,000 to ensure her presence in court.
The RCMP says Chouay had been the subject of an investigation since November 2014 by the force’s national security enforcement team.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 6, 2023.