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CANADA: 'Freedom Convoy' organizer Pat King granted bail

The decision was delivered in an Ottawa courtroom today
'Freedom Convoy' organizer Pat King

OTTAWA — Pat King, an organizer of the "Freedom Convoy" that gridlocked downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year, has been granted bail.

The decision was delivered in an Ottawa courtroom today.

King was back in court last week after a hearing in April came to an abrupt halt when his lawyer’s computer appeared to be hacked.

The day after the April hearing, the Crown announced it was charging King with three counts each of perjury and obstruction of justice.

The latest accusations were in addition to 10 charges related to King’s involvement in the Ottawa protest last winter.

The previous charges include mischief, intimidation, obstructing police and disobeying a court order.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 18, 2022.

The Canadian Press