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Ex-wife of Islamic State fighter under court order

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The Al-Roj camps for women and children in Syria near the border with Turkey and Iraq.

The Canadian Press

A judge imposed a terrorism peace bond on a British Columbia woman who was repatriated to Canada last year from a Syrian prison camp after marrying an Islamic State fighter.

Judge Kristen Mundstock of Chilliwack Provincial Court said Kimberly Polman must comply with several conditions while on bail, including reporting to a parole officer, remaining at his current address in Squamish, wearing electronic monitoring equipment and not leaving the province.

The order includes conditions that Ms. Polman will have no contact with several people, including her ex-husband. She will also not have access to drive a vehicle, except an electric bicycle, and that she will not communicate with anyone suspected of being involved in terrorism .

You must not possess any knife or other sharp-edged instrument used, designed to be used or intended to be used for cutting objects, the order says of another condition Ms Polman faces .

Exceptions are: A. You may possess a knife when preparing and eating food. B. You may possess these items inside the place where you regularly live and sleep.

You must not possess any information, electronic or otherwise, explaining how to make or use an explosive substance, continues the order, which takes effect Tuesday and will last eight month.

Kimberly Polman and another woman were returned to Canada in October 2022 from the detention camp in Syria that primarily houses women and children who were arrested after the fall of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , an Al-Qaeda splinter group.

She was arrested upon her return to Canada, but was released on bail pending the bail decision, failure to comply with which could result in a prison sentence.

Oumaima Chouay, who returned to Canada at the same time as Ms. Polman, was released on bail in January in Quebec, after being accused of having left the country to participate in the activity of a terrorist group , providing goods or services for terrorist purposes and conspiring to participate in the activity of a terrorist group.

The return of Kimberly Polman and Oumaima Chouay was organized by Global Affairs Canada, with assistance from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and the United States.< /p>

Four other Canadian women and 10 children landed in Montreal in April after being held for years in a prison camp in Syria. Three of the women were arrested upon arrival, while the fourth was not arrested.

As of April, approximately 10,000 detainees in Syrian camps were foreign nationals

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116