DURRANI PLEADS GUILTY TO TERRORISM OFFENCE

OTTAWA – January 20, 2010 – Amin Mohamed Durrani, 23, pleaded guilty today in Ontario Superior Court 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. The offence carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.

He was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail. An agreed statement of facts was filed with the court.

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

Mr. Durrani and the Crown have 30 days to decide whether to appeal. 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.

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

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