MONTREAL – February 17, 2010 – Saïd Namouh, 37, was sentenced today in the Court of Quebec to life in jail for conspiring to deliver, discharge or detonate an explosive or lethal device in a public place contrary to s. 431.2 of the Criminal Code.

In addition, he was sentenced to eight years in jail for extortion of a foreign government for the benefit, at the direction and in association with a terrorist group contrary to s. 83.2 of the Criminal Code, eight years for facilitating terrorist activity contrary to s. 83.19 and four years for his participation in a terrorist group contrary to s. 83.18.

Saïd Namouh was found guilty on October 1, 2009. He has been in custody since his arrest on September 12, 2007.

He has 30 days to decide whether or not he will appeal the sentence.



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