GAYA PLEADS GUILTY TO TERRORISM OFFENCE

OTTAWA – September 28, 2009 – Saad Gaya, one of the adult accused in Project Osage, today entered a guilty plea, in Ontario Superior Court, to a count of committing an indictable offence in association with a terrorist group, namely “doing anything with intent to cause an explosion that was likely to cause serious bodily harm or death or was likely to cause serious damage to property contrary to s.81(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

An agreed statement of facts was filed with the court. Sentencing submissions will be made on a later date.

Gaya has been in custody pending trial for terrorism offences since his arrest on June 2, 2006.

A publication ban continues to prohibit publication of the names of co-accused as well as any information tending to identify the co-accused.

Seven adults remain accused in this prosecution.

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