The lawyer for John Nuttal, who along with his wife Amanda Korody was found guilty of attempting the blow up the B.C. Legislature, has told the court an alleged CSIS agent radicalized his client and encouraged him to commit acts of terrorism.
That’s according to a transcript, released today, of last weeks’s closed-door hearing showing their defense arguing that the two were caught up in a police entrapment sting.
The hearing last week was so secret, media weren’t even notified.
Citing the need to protect their alleged source, CSIS is arguing against security-sensitive documents being released to the public.
But in a win for the open court principle, a BC Supreme Court judge has sided with the media, including CKNW, who launched an application to see the document.
Justice Catherine Bruce has ordered the transcript released, though heavily redacted.
Nuttall and Korody were both found guilty of attempting to blow up the BC Legislature building in 2013, however any conviction remains in limbo as they try and prove entrapment.
Bruce says it is possible to protect security while releasing some information to the public.