Man arrested for leaving Canada to join ISIS in court today

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A Toronto man facing charges for allegedly leaving Canada to join ISIS is due to appear in court today.

Pamir Hakimzadah, 27, allegedly travelled to Turkey in 2014 with the intention of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and participating in terrorist activities. He was returned to Canada after being detained by Turkish authorities.

Hakimzadah was taken into custody following a national criminal investigation, Project Sachet. Under current legislation, individuals can be charged with leaving or attempting to leave the county with the intent of committing an act of terrorism. While some have been charged with passport fraud, no one who has returned to Canada to date has been charged with a terrorism offence.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.