Lawyer for man charged in Concordia terror hoax seeks more time to review evidence

Suspect in Concordia bomb threat hoax released on bail

A bail hearing for Hisham Saadi has been postponed until Wednesday, after his lawyer asked for time to review new evidence from the Crown in connection with the bomb threats against Muslims that shut down part of Concordia University last week.

Saadi, 47, is charged with carrying out a hoax related to terrorist activity, uttering threats and mischief.

The Concordia University graduate student has been held in detention since his arrest following a police raid of the Côte-des-Neiges apartment where he was staying last Thursday.

Saadi was originally supposed to be appear in court on Friday, however, a psychosocial evaluation took up most of the day.

This morning, Saadi's lawyer, Caroline Braun, asked for a further delay after receiving new evidence from the Crown.

That evidence included a thick stack of legal-sized documents and two CDs.

Crown to oppose bail

Crown prosecutor Lucie Martineau said last week she would oppose Saadi's release on bail for public safety reasons.

Threats to detonate small bombs inside two of the university's downtown buildings were emailed to CBC News and other media outlets last Wednesday morning, leading to the evacuation of three buildings until 6 p.m.