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Charkaoui is nearly free

Judge drops bail conditions against him, will likely annul security certificate next week

To the joy of his family and supporters, the restrictive bail conditions against Adil Charkaoui have been dropped – meaning the Montreal French teacher is no longer obligated to wear a GPS tracking bracelet.

Judge Daniele Tremblay-Lamer announced her ruling midway through the public hearing at the Federal Court in Old Montreal today, five months after the government’s lawyers retracted secret wiretap evidence from Charkaoui’s file.

The judge also hinted that the the court will annul Charkaoui’s security certifcate next Wednesday.

Full story coming Friday.