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SENTENCING - Offences in relation to terrorism - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Consecutive sentences - Sentencing considerations - Totality principle - Sentence imposed on co-accused

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 11:19 AM  

Appeal by the Crown and cross-appeal by the offender, Ahmed, from a 12-year sentence imposed for terrorism-related offences. The offender supported the Taliban and believed it was his duty to assist violent Jihadist causes. He fostered a relationship with Alizadeh, who had attended a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan and sworn an oath of loyalty to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Alizadeh sought to form an Ottawa-based terrorist group that would conduct attacks in Canada. The offender solicited money from his father-in-law and another individual, Sher, for...