Terror suspect out on bail

<p>After nearly two and a half years in jail, accused homegrown terrorist Yasin Mohamed said yesterday he was “overjoyed” at being granted bail because he’s looking forward to once again enjoying the “basic things.”</p>

 

Accused spent more than two years in jail


After nearly two and a half years in jail, accused homegrown terrorist Yasin Mohamed said yesterday he was “overjoyed” at being granted bail because he’s looking forward to once again enjoying the “basic things.”

 




“I’m finally reunited with my family,” said the 26-year-old Toronto man after his release. Surrounded by relatives outside the Brampton courthouse, he added, “I’m just looking forward to spending time with them.”

 




Mohamed, who is charged with belonging to a cell that was allegedly plotting to bomb several targets in Ontario, said he’s eager to “get back to the normal things people do: Be with their family, enjoy fresh air, look at the sun.”

 




As Superior Court Justice Fletcher Dawson read his decision — details of which are protected by a publication ban — sighs of relief could be heard from relatives.





“We are very relieved,” said father Mohamed Hagi-Mohamud during a break.















A hint for the future


  • Outside the court, defence lawyer Edward Sapiano said his client’s release was a “prelude to his acquittal.” He said “the evidence suggests he may have had criminal inclinations but not terrorist inclinations.”


 
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