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St Mary teen accused of ISIS intentions to know fate today

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 4:51 AM

The St Mary teen accused of attempting to join a Islamic State militant group is expected to know today if he will be further remanded or released into the custody of his father.

A magistrate ruled last week that the teen should remain in the custody of the police pending the results of a social enquiry report.

The boy’s attorney Zara Lewis has filed a habeas corpus application seeking his release.

The teen has been in custody since April 11 after being deported to Jamaica from Suriname.

The authorities there denied him entry into the country on the basis that he was heading to The Netherlands, then to Turkey to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

However, the boy's family has denied the claims.

According to the boy’s granduncle, the teen was attempting to visit his mother in England who he has not seen in six years.

The man says since the teen did not have a visa to enter the United Kingdom, he planned to meet up with his mother and grandmother in the Netherlands before travelling to England.