Sentence in Terrorism Trial

Montreal – September 29, 2017 – Today in the Court of Quebec, Ismael Habib, 29, was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for attempting to leave Canada to commit an act of terrorism, contrary to section 83.181 of the Criminal Code.

He was also sentenced to one year in prison for making a false or misleading statement to obtain a passport, contrary to section 57(2) of the Criminal Code.

He was charged in March 2016 and has been in custody since his arrest.

Both parties have 30 days to decide whether to appeal.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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