More freedom granted to man deemed security threat
Mohamed Mahjoub stands outside a Federal Court in Toronto on Dec. 15, 2011. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 3:28PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 8, 2013 3:40PM EST
TORONTO - An Egyptian man branded a threat to Canada's national security will soon enjoy more freedom.
A Federal Court judge has eased the bail conditions of Mohamed Mahjoub, who lives in Toronto.
Among other things, Mahjoub will no longer have to wear a tracking device and can use the Internet and a cellphone.
The 52-year-old father of three calls the changes "amazing."
Mahjoub has been fighting government allegations -- based on secret evidence -- that he was a ranking member of a terrorist group in Egypt.
The judge has yet to decide whether Mahjoub should continue to be branded a terorrist threat.