SENTENCE IN R. v. DIRIE

OTTAWA – October 2, 2009 – Ali Dirie was sentenced today in the Ontario Superior Court to two years in addition to time served, for a total of seven years in jail, for his role in a terrorist plot.

On September 21, 2009, Mr. Dirie pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly participating in or contributing to, directly or indirectly, any activity of a terrorist group for the purpose of enhancing the ability of the terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity contrary to section 83.18(1) of the Criminal Code.

Seven persons remain accused and prosecutions are ongoing in this matter. Publication bans remain in effect.

The parties have 30 days to decide whether or not they will seek to appeal.

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