Montreal

Sabrine Djermane and El Mahdi Jamali to remain in custody until June bail hearing

Two Montreal teens accused of several terrorism-related charges, El-Mahdi Jamali and Sabrine Djermane, will remain in custody until their bail hearing in June.

3 days have been set aside for June hearing, prosecution says

Montrealers Sabrine Djermane, 19, and El Mahdi Jamali, 18, each face four terror-related charges. (Radio-Canada)

Two Montreal teens accused of several terrorism-related charges will remain in custody until their bail hearing in June.

El-Mahdi Jamali and Sabrine Djermane are facing several charges, including possession of an explosive substance and attempting to leave the country to commit a terrorist act.

Crown prosecutor Richard Roy said Monday three days have been set aside for the hearing — June 5, 8 and 9.

Roy said he intends to call at least one witness and that the hearing will likely be subject to a publication ban.

Djermane was not required to be in court for the date-setting Monday.

Jamali nodded to his parents who were present in the courtroom.

Jamali's lawyer, Marc Giroux, said he expects the parents of his client will testify as character witnesses at the bail hearing.

The two 18-year-olds, a couple who both study at Collège de Maisonneuve, were arrested April 14 after allegedly trying to go to Syria to join jihadists there.

They are charged with leaving Canada to commit a terrorist act and building or possessing explosives.

Radio-Canada has reported that officers found ingredients in Jamali's family home that could be used to make an explosive device, including a pressure cooker and other materials similar to what was used in the Boston Marathon bombings.

The sister of one of the accused also told police she heard one of the two teens say, "If we can't go there, we'll do it here."

Nothing suspicious was found in the school locker that the teens shared, according to Radio-Canada.

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