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Ottawa man linked to far-right extremist group arrested on terrorism, hate propaganda charges

by Derek Andrews
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Wednesday announced that an Ottawa man accused of “advocating a violent far-right ideology” was arrested and faces each terrorism and hate propaganda expenses, which the RCMP states is a primary for Canadian legislation enforcement.

The accused is alleged to have helped to provide three “terrorist propaganda movies” for the advantage of Atomwaffen Division (AWD), a world neo-Nazi terror group listed as a terrorist entity by Public Security Canada in 2021. In response to the RCMP assertion, the propaganda materials was meant to advertise the group, recruit members and encourage the fee of terrorist actions.

The person was charged with collaborating within the exercise of a terrorist group, facilitating terrorist exercise and the fee of an offence for a terrorist group (willful promotion of hatred). The third cost hyperlinks the alleged terrorist exercise to Canada’s anti-hate propaganda laws, which make it a felony offense to willfully make statements that promote hatred towards any identifiable group, apart from in personal dialog.

The RCMP acknowledged that they’ve additionally arrested a second particular person in Kingsey Falls, Quebec by way of the identical investigation who “could face expenses at a later date.”

The Southern Poverty Legislation Heart describes AWD as a US-originated “terroristic neo-Nazi group” that works in the direction of “civilizational collapse” by way of a sequence of terror cells. AWD’s founder and an affiliate have been lately arrested within the US and charged with trying to assault Baltimore, Maryland’s energy grid. The group has additionally been linked to the lethal 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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