RCMP accuses Windsor man of participating in or contributing to the activities of a terrorist group

A Windsor, Ont. The man is accused of participating in or contributing to the activities of a terrorist group, according to the RCMP.

Between February 12, 2021 and May 20, 2021, the RCMP says a person committed “several hate-motivated crimes in the Windsor area”.

As a result of an investigation by the RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), it was found that an individual had applied online to join a designated terrorist entity, the Atomwaffen Division (aka National Socialist Order). , and his skills and dedication to doing things for this designated terrorist entity.

“The success of this investigation is directly attributable to the strength of our police and intelligence partnerships. Together with our partners, the Windsor Police Service and OPP PATS [Provincial Anti-Terrorism Section]Inspector Cheryl Brunet-Smith of the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team said.

Seth Bertrand, 19, is charged with “participating in or contributing, directly or indirectly, to any activity of a terrorist group for the purpose of increasing a terrorist group’s ability to facilitate or conduct a terrorist activity, in violation of Article 83.18(1) of the Criminal Code.”

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