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Sentence in Terrorism Trial
Montreal – September 29, 2017 – Today in the Court of Quebec, Ismael Habib, 29, was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for attempting to leave Canada to commit an act of terrorism, contrary to section 83.181 of the Criminal Code.
He was also sentenced to one year in prison for making a false or misleading statement to obtain a passport, contrary to section 57(2) of the Criminal Code.
He was charged in March 2016 and has been in custody since his arrest.
Both parties have 30 days to decide whether to appeal.
Guilty Verdict in Labour Code Trial
Moncton – September 29, 2017 – Today in New Brunswick Provincial Court, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was found guilty of one offence contrary to s. 124 of the Canada Labour Code for failing to ensure the health and safety of its officers by not providing its members with appropriate use of force equipment and related user training when responding to an active threat or active shooter event.
The RCMP was found not guilty of two charges of failing to provide officers with the proper equipment and training to carry out their duties. A fourth charge of failing to ensure the health and safety of its officers was stayed.
The charges were laid in 2015 following an investigation into a shooting where three officers were killed and two others wounded while responding to an active shooter situation.
The offence carries a maximum penalty of a fine of not more than $1,000,000.
Not Guilty Verdict in Terrorism Trial
Vancouver – September 22, 2017 – The Supreme Court of British Columbia today found Othman Ayed Hamdan, 35, not guilty of counselling the commission of the offence of murder for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group, contrary to s. 83.2 of the Criminal Code.
He was also found not guilty of counselling the commission of the offence of assault causing bodily harm, and of counselling the offence of mischief for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group, both contrary to s. 83.2 and of instructing, directly or indirectly, any person to carry out a terrorist activity contrary to s. 83.22.
He was charged in July 2015 and has been in custody since his arrest.
The PPSC has 30 days to decide whether to appeal the decision.
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