Ontario woman charged with terrorism offence

October 6, 2023
Toronto, Ontario

News release

A 29-year-old woman is facing a terrorism related offence following an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Federal Policing Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET).

On April 4, 2023, Ammara Amjad returned to Canada from Syria, and was arrested by way of a Terrorism Peace Bond. She was later released on bail conditions pending a future court appearance.

On October 5, the GTA/Southwest INSET arrested Ms. Amjad in Milton, ON, for her alleged participation in the activities in support of a listed terror group. She was charged with:

  • Participating in activity of Terrorist Group contrary to Section 83.18 of the Criminal Code.

Ms. Amjad appeared at William Davis Courthouse in Brampton before the Ontario Provincial Court for a bail hearing in relation to the charge. She was released from custody by the Courts and is subject to a number of bail conditions. Her next court date is scheduled for November 17.

The RCMP conducts criminal investigations to the fullest extent that they are able, with a view to ensure public safety, to determine if a criminal offence was committed and to gather evidence. Working closely with the Public Prosecution Service Canada, the RCMP will lay criminal charges when there is supporting evidence and when it is deemed in the public interest to proceed.

The RCMP is committed to working in partnership with both domestic and foreign agencies to keep Canadians safe and secure and to protect Canadian interests at home and abroad.

The RCMP encourages citizens to remain vigilant and report any information on terrorism or related suspicious activity to the National Security Information Network (1-800-420-5805) or to their local police detachment. If there is an immediate threat to your safety, please call 911.


Contact information

RCMP's National Security Information Network
Email at RCMP.NSIN-RISN.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
RCMP O Division (Ontario)

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