Jihadi Wannabe Twins to ‘vigorously defend’ against terror charges
The lawyer for two brothers charged with terrorism-related offences says his clients intend to “vigorously defend” themselves against the allegations.
Carlos Larmond, 24, and Ashton Carleton Larmond, also 24, were arrested Friday following what the RCMP called a “national security criminal investigation.”
Carlos Larmond, who was arrested in Montreal at the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport, has been charged with attempting to leave Canada to participate in terrorist activity abroad, and participating in the activity of a terrorist group.
Ashton Carleton Larmond was arrested in Ottawa, and charged with facilitating terrorist activity, participation in the activity of a terrorist group and instructing to carry out activity for a terrorist group.
Lawyer Joseph Addelman, who is currently representing both brothers, described the charges as “serious.”
“They carry possibility of life in prison,” he told reporters in Ottawa on Saturday. “Obviously they’re very serious allegations that the public is going to be concerned about, the justice system is going to be concerned about.”