October 25, 2010 11:43 ET
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2010) - Fahim Ahmad, 26, was sentenced today in Ontario Superior Court to 16 years in prison for his role in a terrorist group in Toronto. He was one of the leaders of a terrorist group, and one of the organizers of a training camp held in December 2006 for potential recruits to the group. He intended to attack Parliament and various targets in Toronto.
On May 3, 2010, while on trial with two of his co-accused, he changed his plea to guilty on all three counts against him. In doing so, he admitted to participating in a terrorist group, instructing others to carry out activities for a terrorist group and importing firearms for the benefit of that group, contrary to sections 83.18(1), 83.21(1) and 83.2 of the Criminal Code.
Both parties have 30 days to decide whether they will seek to appeal this sentence. For the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, the decision to appeal is guided by policy outlined in the FPS Deskbook, which is a public document. Fahim Ahmad has been in custody since his arrest on June 2, 2006
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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