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Sentence in Terrorism Case

Brampton – July 24, 2014 – Mohamed Hassan Hersi, 28, was sentenced today in Ontario Superior Court to two consecutive five-year terms of imprisonment, for a total of 10 years.

He was found guilty on May 30, 2014 of two counts under section 83.18 of the Criminal Code for attempting to participate in the activities of a terrorist group, and for providing counsel to a person to participate in terrorist activity. On June 18, 2014, the Court dismissed three motions alleging abuse of process and confirmed the verdict of guilty.

Mohamed Hersi was arrested on March 29, 2011, at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. He was released on bail on April 29, 2011.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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Ahmed Guilty of Terrorism Offences

Ottawa – July 11, 2014 – A jury has found Misbahuddin Ahmed, 30, guilty today in Ontario Superior Court of two terrorism offences, namely participating in the activities of a terrorist group contrary to section 83.18, and conspiring to facilitate a terrorist activity, contrary to section 83.19 of the Criminal Code. The maximum penalties for these offences are 10 and 14 years imprisonment respectively.

He was found not guilty of making or having in his possession an explosive substance with intent to endanger life or cause serious damage to property, for the benefit of a terrorist group, contrary to section 83.2 of the Criminal Code.

Misbahuddin Ahmed was remanded into custody immediately following the guilty verdicts. He had been on bail since September 28, 2010, after his arrest the previous month. Sentencing will occur at a later date.

A publication ban remains in effect in this matter.

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