• Conspiracy to Participate in Terrorist Activites
  • Terrorist Activities

Maiwand Yar

Wanted on Canada-wide warrant for conspiracy to participate in terrorist activites, terrorist activities.

Maiwand Yar is a former student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba. In 2007, it is believed that Yar departed Canada with accomplice Ferid Ahmed Imam for Pakistan. According to witnesses, Yar advised that he and Imam were going to ally themselves with the Taliban and attend a terrorist training camp in order to receive instruction on firearms, explosives and guerilla warfare. Their specific objective for joining the Taliban was to fight and kill NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) soldiers in Afghanistan. In a letter sent in 2009, Yar stated that he had in fact spent time in both the Taliban and Al Qaida.

Working in conjunction with RCMP D Division National Security Enforcement Section

Personal description
  • Sex: Male
  • Born: August 1983
  • Place of Birth: Pakistan
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Weight: 141 lbs / 64 kg
  • Height: 5 ft 8 in / 173 cm
  • Tattoos: Upper back, "QUAYIUM"
Other description

Dark complexion


Take no action to apprehend this person yourself. Report any information to the nearest RCMP detachment or the police in your area or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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