Ontario man suspected of being would-be terrorist sympathizer denied bail

Lawyer Anser Farooq talks to media outside court on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Brampton, Ont., after his client, Kevin Mohamed, was remanded in custody. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

BRAMPTON, Ont. – A man charged with a terrorism related offence was denied bail today in court in Brampton, Ont.

Kevin Mohamed, 23, will have to remain behind bars but details of the decision are covered by a publication ban.

Mohamed, a former engineering student, was detained last month out of fear he might commit a terrorist act.

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RCMP then charged him with participating in, or contributing to, the activities of a terrorist group over a two-year period.

Police allege Mohamed committed the offences in Ontario – including in Whitby, Mississauga and Waterloo – between April 24, 2014 to March 25, 2016.

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RCMP say the arrest followed an investigation dubbed “Project Swap” that began last August.

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They say Mohamed travelled to Turkey in April 2014 to join Jabhat Al-Nusra, a listed terrorist entity in Canada.

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