Freedom Convoy leader Pat King granted bail-صحيفة الصوت


A key figure of the Freedom Convoy protest has been granted bail after spending five months in jail, an Ottawa court decided Monday.

The decision on Pat King’s bail status came after a two-day bail review hearing last week. There’s a publication ban on the evidence and reasons for the decision.

King was back in an Ottawa courtroom after waiting months to hear if he would be released on bail, since his bail review in April came to an abrupt halt due to new charges against him and an apparent hacking of his lawyer’s computer during the review. 

King’s then-defence lawyer had requested a review of the decision to keep him in custody until his trial begins.

Since then, King has tapped a new lawyer to fight for his release and defend him against a mounting number of charges.

King was a leading figure in the weeks-long convoy protest against COVID-19 restrictions, and was arrested on Feb. 18 on four charges: mischief, counselling to commit mischief, counselling to commit the offence of disobeying a court order and counselling to obstruct police. He faces additional charges of obstructing justice and perjury.

In June, a pastor who tries visiting regularly with King in jail at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre said King was “pretty beat down.”


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