Ottawa-The Ministry of Defense states that military officers have been charged after urging other members of the Canadian Army not to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.
Cadets Ladislas Kenderesi were charged with one case of persuading others to participate in the rebellion and one case of scandalous behavior unsuitable for an officer.
The accusation followed a speech at a lockdown rally in Toronto in December. There, a man appeared in full military uniform and spoke against what he called the “killer” vaccine.
A man, introduced as Kenderesi and tagging his name in a video of a speech posted on YouTube, urges other military personnel to disobey their orders and not distribute the vaccine.
According to the Ministry of Defense, Kenderesi was released from his role as a reserve cadet instructor in Boden, Ontario in December and was charged by the gendarmerie on May 12.
Defense officials say Kenderesi was the first soldier to be charged with rebellion-related crimes in at least 20 years.
Requests for comments sent to Kenderesi’s military email address and the GoFundMe page set up to support his legal defense did not receive an immediate response on Tuesday.