NAMOUH FOUND GUILTY

MONTREAL – October 1, 2009 – Saïd Namouh was found guilty today in the Court of Quebec of four charges under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Mr. Namouh was arrested on September 12, 2007 and charged with conspiracy to deliver, discharge or detonate an explosive or lethal device in a public place contrary to s. 431.2 of the Criminal Code (a terrorism offence). Three additional terrorism-related charges under sections 83.18, 83.19 and 83.2 of the Criminal Code were also laid, alleging participation in the activities of a terrorist group, facilitating terrorist activities and extortion of a foreign government for the benefit, at the direction and in association with a terrorist group.

Mr. Namouh has 30 days to decide whether or not he will appeal the decision.

The PPSC is responsible for prosecuting offences – including terrorism offences - under more than 50 federal statutes and for providing prosecution-related legal advice to law enforcement agencies.

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