Canadian Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said Tuesday that Ottawa did not intend to help Jack Letts, nicknamed "Jihadi Jack" after joining the
Syria, to return to Canada to be tried. Jack Letts, a 24-year-old British-Canadian, is currently being held in Syria by Kurdish forces. London has stripped him of his British nationality, and his case now falls to the Canadian government.
The Canadian authorities, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, had so far refused to make it clear whether they intended to repatriate Jack Letts to try him in Canada. "This individual, like others with him, made the conscious decision to leave the comfort of Canadian democracy to cross half of the world to join forces with the most violent and evil terrorists we have seen since. for generations, Ralph Goodale. They must bear the consequences of their actions. "
Captured in 2017
On the ITV channel, Jack Letts said on Monday that he hopes Canada will take charge of it: "I hope Canada will take care of me from now on. I could go there, in prison of course. " Jack Letts, who converted to Islam, left his family home in Oxfordshire County in central England in May 2014. From Jordan, he went to Kuwait and got married in Iraq before going to Syria.
He was captured in May 2017 by Kurdish forces as he tried to flee to Turkey and has since been detained in northern Syria. His parents were convicted in June of financing terrorism for sending him money to Syria, and were sentenced to suspended prison terms.