Justin Trudeau’s government made plans to escort a UK citizen who joined ISIS, into Canada.
The plans were interrupted by a third party, likely the UK or the United States.
The Canadian government promised “they would do everything” to secure the release of 23 year-old Jack Letts.
Letts’ father is Canadian, but he was born in the UK and lived in the town of Oxford.
He left the United Kingdom in 2014 to join and fight for ISIS. Letts has been held in a Kurdish prison for two years since being captured in 2016.
According to Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Letts was only days away from being released and transported to Canada before a third party intervened to stop the transfer.
“The words that they used to me – and this was last year now – is that it is a matter of days or weeks in which Jack will be sent to Canada. And then it fell apart at the last minute due to the intervention of another party,” said Russell-Moyle.