The lawyer representing Amanda Korody says crown mishandled the release of his client and her husband John Nuttall earlier today when the pair was released from B.C. Supreme Court following a judge’s ruling overturning their terrorism-related charges.
The two, who spent three years behind bars, were both released and then re-arrested hours later on Commercial Drive.
“An arrest on the streets of Vancouver using several police cars and numerous police officers, apparently.”
Lawyer Mark Jette says the judge should have held the pair until they knew their release conditions.
“They could have at that point at 800 Smithe Street, transferred them over to the court house at Main Street, because it has to be a provincial court judge to determine this. And then dealt with it without releasing them and re-arresting them.”
Korody and Nuttall’s conditions under a peace bond include reporting to a bail supervisor every two weeks, limited internet use, no weapons, and they must stay in the province.
Global News reports both John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are now in Victoria.