Montrealer Adil Charkaoui, a terrorist suspect from Morocco wanting to avoid deportation, has failed in his efforts to get the courts to modify his bail conditions, including the wearing of a tracking ankle bracelet, banning from the internet, and a curfew. He was fingered by Ahmed Ressam, the so-called millennial bomber, who was plotting to bomb the Los Angeles airport. Ressam later retracted his accusations.
Charkaoui works as a school teacher and has completed a master’s degree while on bail. He has demanded that he be allowed to see the evidence against him, but the demand has been refused on grounds of national security. The legal provisions used against him have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada, which has given the government till next February to come up with an acceptable law. In the meantime, the bail conditions remain.