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Othman Ayed Hamdan, B.C. Man, Charged With Terrorism-Related Offences

07/10/2015 09:28 EDT | Updated 07/10/2016 05:59 EDT
VANCOUVER - A man from northern British Columbia has been charged with three terrorism-related counts, accused of posting Islamic State propaganda online.

The RCMP say Othman Ayed Hamdan of Fort St. John was arrested on Friday.

He's charged with counselling to commit murder for the benefit of a terrorist group, counselling to assault causing bodily harm for the benefit of a terrorist group and counselling to commit aggravated assault for the benefit of a terrorist group.

An RCMP news release alleges the propaganda included inducement and instructions to commit murder in the name of Jihad.

Police say a search warrant was executed at Hamdan’s residence and a number of items were seized as part of the investigation.

The release says Hamdan will appear in court shortly to face the allegations against him, but doesn't give a specific date.

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