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A woman who the Canadian government repatriated from a Syrian camp designated for ISIS terrorists found herself in custody shortly after arriving in Edmonton. 

The woman, whose name has been withheld due to a publication ban, was arrested under a terrorism peace bond application, according to CTV News.

She is among a group of women and children who returned to the country after being in the Al-Roj detention camp for former ISIS militants. 

Their return follows a deal brokered by Global Affairs Canada in January, which came after legal battles and advocacy efforts by families and advocates.

The Edmonton woman’s bail hearing took place promptly on Thursday night, where she was released under specific conditions. 

According to Lawrence Greenspon, a lawyer representing the women, these conditions often include adherence to curfews and good behaviour. However, in cases involving terrorism-related concerns, additional measures are typically enforced.

“What essentially the Crown is asking for here is that the person involved be subject to an agreement with the court and that that agreement involve a number of conditions under which they agree to live for up to a period of a year,” Greenspon told CTV News.

“With respect to a terrorist peace bond, you can expect that there will be some additional conditions over and above that.”

While neither the Edmonton woman nor the other individuals repatriated alongside her have also received charges, they now find themselves navigating the complex legal terrain of Terrorism Peace Bond applications. 

Greenspon emphasized that these legal mechanisms, along with the broader justice system, are equipped to address any potential risks associated with their return.

Yet, the circumstances surrounding the absence of two women and three children from the repatriation flight that landed in Montreal on Thursday remain unclear, raising questions about the intricacies and challenges involved in such repatriation efforts.