Byron Sonne Granted Bail
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Byron Sonne Granted Bail

Byron Sonne, the only person arrested in connection with G20 protests who remains in jail, was granted bail today. He still faces charges for possession of explosives and “counselling the commission of mischief not committed in relation to activities in the days leading up to last summer’s G20 summit in Toronto.” The latter charge was added earlier this year, at the same time that a number of other charges against Sonne—including possession of other weapons and criminal mischief—were dropped. Since last year, Toronto’s hacker community and G20 protest groups have led a campaign, including the website FreeByron.org, advocating for Sonne’s release. The 38-year-old computer-security expert was denied bail last July. Details about today’s decision are limited due to a court-ordered publication ban, but it has been reported that a judge will set his bail conditions tomorrow or Wednesday.

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