BC, wife of ISIS fighter released on bail, awaiting peace bond hearing
CHILLIWACK, BC – A British Columbia woman who was repatriated to Canada from a detention camp in Syria this week after marrying an ISIS fighter has been released on bail pending a court hearing. pledge not to disturb public order.
Kimberly Polman will be released on recognizance and will live in Chilliwack, 100 kilometers east of Vancouver, where she appeared in provincial court.
According to the bail conditions, Polman is prohibited from owning a cell phone or any other device capable of connecting to the Internet, and from driving a motorized vehicle.
She cannot possess any documents related to a terrorist group or leave British Columbia without the consent of her bail supervisor, and she must be electronically monitored and abide by a 9 p.m. curfew.
Evidence and arguments presented at the bail hearing are subject to a publication ban.
Polman’s next court appearance was set for December 2.
She is one of two women who returned to Canada from a detention camp in Syria on Wednesday.
Oumaima Chouay, a Quebecer repatriated alongside Polman, was arrested and faces four charges, including leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 27, 2022.
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