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Case against three Ottawa men remanded, no bail being sought yet, says Crown

02/12/2015 03:20 EST | Updated 04/14/2015 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - Three Ottawa men facing charges in an alleged terrorist conspiracy have had their case remanded until mid-March.

Twin brothers Ashton and Carlos Larmond and Suliman Mohamed appeared separately by video link before an Ottawa judge on Thursday.

A March 9 date was set for a judicial pretrial in which prosecutors and lawyers for the accused will meet with a judge behind closed doors.

However, the three men aren't scheduled to appear in court again until March 16.

It's not clear when a bail hearing will be held.

Prosecutor Rod Sonley says he has yet to receive a bail application for any of the alleged co-conspirators.

Meantime, lawyer Doug Baum withdrew as counsel representing the 21-year-old Mohamed, citing a conflict of interest.

Another lawyer, Leo Russomanno, has taken over the file.

Mohamed faces charges of participation in the activity of a terrorist group and conspiracy to participate in a terrorist activity with the 24-year-old Larmond brothers.

Mohamed's father Idris watch the court proceedings on Thursday, later telling reporters that he is devastated by the allegations against his son.