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Quebec students face terrorism and explosive charges, plead not guilty

Sitting side by side in the prisoners’ dock, two 18-year-olds were formally charged in a Montreal courtroom on Monday with four terrorism-related crimes, including possessing explosives and attempting to leave Canada to take part in terror activities.

El Mahdi Jamali and Sabrine Djaermane, who are said to be boyfriend and girlfriend, appeared in court after being detained without charge since their arrest last week. Police said they had reasonable grounds to fear the two could commit a terrorism-related offence.