SENTENCE IN R. v. GAYA

OTTAWA – January 18, 2010 – Saad Gaya, 22, was sentenced today in Ontario Superior Court to 12 years for an offence under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Mr. Gaya pleaded guilty on September 28, 2009 to one 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.

Mr. Gaya and the Crown have 30 days to decide whether to appeal the sentence. For the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, the decision to appeal is outlined in the policy in the Federal Prosecution Deskbook, which is a public document.

Mr. Gaya has been in custody since his arrest on June 2, 2006.

Court-ordered publication bans continue to be in effect on this matter.

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