Trial of alleged ISIS recruiter Peshdary delayed indefinitely

A high-profile trial of an alleged ISIS recruiter was postponed indefinitely today after a judge accepted the defence’s argument that its job had been made impossible by late and incomplete disclosure of evidence.

Prosecutors also have abandoned plans to try Awso Peshdary of Ottawa in front of a jury.

Peshdary is accused of recruiting others to travel to Syria on jihad.

His alleged star recruit, convert John Maguire, became well-known to Canadians after he recorded a threatening video while dressed in ISIS combat garb in a ruined town in Syria. ISIS has since announced Maguire’s death in combat, though that report is unconfirmed.