Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:23PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:11PM EDT
Montreal police are investigating a possible hate crime in which a Jewish man was punched in the face in Snowdon on Monday.
The alleged assault is just one of seven reported cases of anti-Semitism in Montreal since last weekend, a direct effect of growing tensions arising from increased violence between Israel and Gaza.
A French tourist, the man, who does not want to be identified because he fears for his safety, said he was walking out of a kosher restaurant on Queen Mary Rd Monday, talking to his sister about Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, when two men approached them in front of the Pharmaprix drug store.
One of the men punched him. Continue reading
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:52PM EDT
VANCOUVER — The RCMP has charged a British Columbia man for leaving Canada to take part in a terrorist activity.
The Integrated National Security Enforcement Team says 25-year-old Hasibullah Yusufzai of Burnaby is accused of committing an offence for the benefit of a terrorist group or was directed by or associated with such a group.
A police statement said the man left for Syria on Jan. 21.
A woman who answered the phone at Yusufzai’s home said he wasn’t there, then said she didn’t speak English.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/british-columbia-man-faces-terror-charge-1.1928111#ixzz38JlVrR5e
Josh Elliott, CTVNews.ca
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:48AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:56PM EDT
The federal government has announced that 20 members of a large human trafficking ring based out of Hamilton, Ont. have been deported from Canada.
The 20 deported individuals were members of the Domotor-Kolompar ring and helped run the largest proven human trafficking ring in Canada, according to the statement put out by the border agency. As of Tuesday, at least 22 members of this ring have been convicted on human trafficking charges, the BSA has confirmed. All but two were deported.
The Domotor-Kolompar family brought Hungarians from their hometown to Canada with the promise of work and a better life in the Hamilton area, Canadian officials said. But the Hungarians who came over were subjected to brutal living conditions without adequate food and forced to work construction jobs for free. The human traffickers used intimidation and threats of violence to keep their victims in line, officials said.
“This flagrant abuse of persons in our immigration system demanded a strong response,” Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said in a news conference Tuesday. Continue reading
UPDATE: Four arrested in Allen-Eglinton robbery, sexual assault
One man and three youths have been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue area Thursday, July 17.
Police said the victim, 27, was walking on a pathway on the west side of Allen Road when a group of men surrounded her around 11:40 p.m.
She was then robbed, thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted by one man.
The suspects then fled south towards Eglinton Avenue on foot.
Four suspects were arrested Sunday, July 20.
Bela Gulyas, 19, two 17-year-old boys and one 15-year-old boy, all of Toronto, are each charged with robbery and gang sexual assault.
The youths cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Police are looking for one outstanding suspect. His name or description has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
RCMP hits Immigration Canada employee with 97 charges for allegedly selling passports
The RCMP is searching around the world for 18 suspects carrying passports they allegedly obtained through a Citizenship and Immigration Canada employee now facing dozens of criminal charges.
Aline Rozeline Zeitoune, 50, who worked in the CIC passport section, was charged with breach of trust and 96 other counts including selling identity documents, passport forgery and making false statements, the RCMP said Friday.
According to police, 22 people, at least some of them foreign nationals, were able to obtain Canadian passports under false names, birthdates and addresses as a result of the misconduct of the Toronto civil servant. Only four have been caught so far.
They are: Luke Tyler (alias Wayne Miller), 49, a Jamaican described by police as “no longer in Canada”; Evgeni Eliash (alias Evgeni Rubin), 36, an Israeli who is in custody; Luis Cabrera (alias Luis Moyano), 54, of Uruguay, who is also “no longer in Canada”; and Srinivas Gottiparthi (alias Sushanth Goud) 38, of India, who is being detained. “These people were not from Canada and were not entitled to Canadian passports,” Sgt. Rollings said. They were charged with passport forgery. Continue reading
4 Held, Beaten, Threatened With Machete While Responding To Kijiji Ad
CBC | Posted: 07/19/2014 1:02 pm EDT | Updated: 07/19/2014 5:59 pm EDT
Police are searching for a man who forcibly held and beat four young people while threatening them with a machete after they met him in response to a Kijiji ad.
Police said an 18-year-old man, along with three friends, went to meet another man in the Jane Street and Grandravine Drive area about a car for sale on the website Kijiji on Monday, July 14.
It is alleged that the four met the man in an underground garage and were shown the car before being surrounded by a group men who appeared quite suddenly.
Alhaji Kabba, 18, of Toronto is wanted for:
- Robbery with a Firearm
- Forcible Confinement
- Assault with a Weapon
- Aggravated Assault
- Fail to Comply Recognizance
He is described as black, 6-1″, 180 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. His photograph has been released and is shown above.
Police are urging the public to call 911 if they see him and not to approach the man as he is considered armed and dangerous.
Former Immigration Canada employee charged in passport fraud
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, July 18, 2014 3:33PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 18, 2014 3:36PM EDT
TORONTO — The Mounties say they have charged a former Citizenship and Immigration Canada employee with breach of trust after she allegedly helped 22 people fraudulently obtain Canadian passports.
They say Aline Zeitoune, 50, of Toronto also faces 96 additional charges.
Zeitoune worked in the CIC’s passport division.
The RCMP say the probe began in March 2013, when the force was contacted by investigators with the CIC’s passport program who suspected one of their employees of processing fraudulent applications.
Zeitoune was arrested Thursday and was scheduled to appear in court later Friday.
Four of the 22 people who allegedly obtained Canadian passports fraudulently have also been charged with passport offences.
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