Guilty Verdict in Terrorism Trial

Montreal – June 19, 2017 – Today in the Court of Quebec, Ismael Habib, 29, was found guilty of attempting to leave Canada to commit an act of terrorism, contrary to section 83.181 of the Criminal Code. On June 9, 2017, he was found guilty of making a false or misleading statement to obtain a passport, contrary to section 57(2) of the Criminal Code. The maximum penalties for these offences are ten and two years imprisonment respectively.

He was charged in March 2016 and has been in custody since his arrest.

Sentencing will occur at a later date.

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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