A woman from Alberta, Canada, has been released on bail following her arrest under a terrorism peace bond, after returning from Syria. The 38-year-old woman and her three children were arrested at Montreal-Trudeau airport by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The family, previously held under distressing conditions in a northeastern Syrian camp, will reside with the woman’s mother throughout the court process. A terrorism peace bond enables a court to enforce an agreement for the subject to maintain peace and good behavior or face imprisonment. This woman, along with four other women and ten children, were repatriated to Canada this week, as part of an agreement negotiated by lawyer Lawrence Greenspon to bring home 26 Canadian citizens detained in Syria, known as the “BOLOH” group. Countries are gradually repatriating these families under pressure from Kurdish authorities and the UN. The woman’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 12.
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