What Montreal Jihadi trial jury didn’t hear: Sister reported, then recanted suspicious activity

The most potentially incriminating evidence gathered in a young couple’s alleged attempt to join ISIL was never heard by the jury.

The most potentially incriminating evidence gathered in Sabrine Djermane and El Mahdi Jamali’s alleged attempt to travel to Syria to join ISIL was never heard by the jury now deliberating in their trial.

Statements made by two of Djermane’s sisters (and a few other people) to anti-terrorism investigators in April 2015 were key to the investigation and led to the trial that began in September. The jury assembled to hear evidence in the case at the Montreal courthouse was sequestered Thursday afternoon after Superior Court Justice Marc David delivered his final instructions to the panel.

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