Ex-students of the Collège de Maisonneuve: a question from the jury at the trial for terrorism

News 19 December, 2017
  • Illustration QMI AGENCY, DELF BERG
    El Mahdi Jamali (left) and Sabrine Djermane are accused of terrorism.

    QMI agency

    Monday, December 18, 2017 22:18

    Monday, December 18, 2017 22:18

    Look at this article

    MONTREAL | The jury is still not reached a verdict in the trial of this couple of young students suspected of terrorism, Monday, at the palais de justice of Montreal. It has, however, sent a question to the judge.

    During the fourth day of deliberations in the trial of Sabrine Djermane and El Mahdi Jamali, these ex-students of the College de Maisonneuve accused of having attempted to leave the country for the purpose of committing a terrorist act abroad.

    The jurors posed a question to the judge who has given his answer after having consulted the lawyers of the two parties.

    Essentially, they wanted to know if the recipe for the bomb was part of the explosive substances. This question was in direct link with the second charge on the possession of explosive substances.

    The recipe has been seized by the investigators of the RCMP at the interior of the apartment of the couple. The recipe that was submitted in evidence had been transcribed by hand, had been published in the magazine “Inspire” of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.

    The judge said that the recipe for the bomb was not part of the substances that are considered explosive. However, it may indicate the intention of the accused and may represent circumstantial evidence. However, the recipe is not an explosive substance, ruled the judge.

    The deliberations will continue Tuesday at the courthouse for a fifth day.