Calgary jihadists’ associate cleared on terrorism charges in Algeria

A Calgary man who also holds Algerian citizenship has been cleared of terrorism charges after spending more than a year in an Algerian prison awaiting trial.

Adberrahmane Ghanem, 30, has spent the last 13 months in El-Harrach prison, notorious for abhorrent conditions. He was charged with being a member of a terrorist group outside of Algeria. If convicted, he faced up to 20 years in jail.