Suspected militant denied bail before Canada deportation hearing

December 5, 2014 6:11 PM

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TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian resident who officials have alleged is an "integral member" of a Pakistani militant group must remain in detention while awaiting a deportation hearing, an immigration review board said on Friday.

Lawyers representing Canada's minister of public safety told the board that Muhammad Aqeeq Ansari, a Pakistani software designer and permanent resident of Canada, created and maintained a website for Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), which they describe as a militant group engaged in acts of terrorism.

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