A man who said he was deported to Syria over allegations he posted propaganda videos about ISIS is in a Canadian jail awaiting trial on terrorism-related charges.
The man, identified by police only as Mark C., said he and two others were arrested last month and held at an airport in Niagara Falls.
The RCMP said he had no links to the group ISIS.
A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said the charges were laid against the two men on Friday.
A court date was not immediately set.
C.J. was detained at Niagara Falls airport on March 6 and charged with offences relating to the posting of propaganda material on social media and committing a criminal offence.
He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.
Police said the other three men were arrested on March 7 in Kingston, Ont., and charged under the Terrorism Act with offences related to the same material.
They have been in custody since that time.
C.’s lawyer said his client is cooperating with the investigation and was prepared to testify.
“He has been fully cooperative with the Crown in the last few days,” said lawyer Andrew Brown.
“Mark C. has not been charged in relation to this case, but he’s willing to testify as a witness.”
C.j. said he posted videos of himself singing and dancing to music on YouTube that were made by a British singer.
He said he also had music videos made by other people and was inspired by the music videos of British singer Miley Cyrus.
He is now in detention in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
His lawyer said he wants to travel to Canada and seek asylum.
“The people who have been arrested in Canada have no links whatsoever to ISIS,” Brown said.
“This is an act of terrorism.”