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Canada: Freedom Convoy leader Pat King gets bail after being in jail since February Canada
Pat King/Image credit: Twitter handle of Crystal

Canada: Freedom Convoy leader Pat King gets bail after being in jail since February

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Jul 2022, 11:37 pm

Ottawa/IBNS: Following the Ottawa court decision reportedly on Monday, Pat King, a key figure of the Freedom Convoy protest was granted bail, after being in jail since Feb, on conditions that Justice Anne London-Weinstein read out.

As King came out from the Elgin Street courthouse he was greeted with hugs and cheers from supporters, who waved Canadian flags and chanted “freedom.”

After a two-day bail review hearing last week, King’s bail status was decided.

There’s a publication ban on the evidence and reasons for the decision.

King’s bail review in April abruptly halted due to his alleged hacking of his lawyer’s computer during the review.

Since then he waited for months to hear if he would be released on bail and was back in an Ottawa courtroom

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

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

A leading figure in the weeks-long convoy protest against COVID-19 restrictions, King, an Alberta resident was arrested on Feb 18 on charges of mischief, counselling to commit mischief, disobeying a court order, and counseling to obstruct police.

He faces additional charges of obstructing justice and perjury.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)