Stewart Bell Jul 13, 2012 – 12:00 PM ET | Last Updated: Jul 13, 2012 7:26 PM ET
Graham Hughes for National Post
Mouna Diab arrives at the Montreal courthouse, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, on charges relating to arms smuggling.
A Quebec activist who fought the stereotyping of Muslims was charged with supporting terrorism on Friday after an RCMP investigation linked her to an alleged scheme to smuggle weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Mouna Diab, 26, was charged with committing a crime “for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group,” the RCMP said in a statement. She faces a possible life sentence if convicted.
The Laval woman was arrested at Montreal’s Trudeau airport last year and accused of violating an international arms embargo targeting Lebanon, but police added the far more serious terrorism charge on Friday.