Judge to rule Friday on bail in espionage case

A Nova Scotia judge will decide Friday whether to grant bail to a navy intelligence officer accused in a rare case of espionage.

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge will decide Friday whether to grant bail to a navy intelligence officer accused in a rare case of espionage.

Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle appeared in Halifax provincial court Wednesday, charged with communicating information that could harm national interests.

He has been in custody at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility since his arrest in January.

Mike Taylor, Delisle’s lawyer, said outside court that his client poses no threat to public safety and should be released on bail.

“There’s good reason to believe he’s not going to be a flight risk, he’s not a danger to commit further offences and there’s simply not a danger … that information’s going to be passed,” he said.

“I believe he should be granted bail under the circumstances.”

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