February 28, 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday declined to hear the appeals of three men convicted of participation in a terrorist plot. Zakaria Amara, Saad Khalid and Saad Gaya, who were members of the "Toronto 18" terrorist group, were given sentences ranging from 14 years to life for their ...[read more]
February 10, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 10, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld challenged portions of the Canada Evidence Act, ruling that national security considerations take precedence over criminal convictions. Noting the need for balance between ensuring security and a fair judicial system, the court affirmed the ...[read more]
September 3, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 3, 2009, a Canadian court sentenced Saad Khalid to 14 years in prison for his involvement in plotting to attack targets in Toronto, Canada. Khalid, one of the so-called "Toronto 18," was credited with seven years for time served. Khalid pleaded guilty in May 2009 to one count of ...[read more]
June 23, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 23, 2010, a jury in the Ontario Superior Court convicted the final two members of the "Toronto 18" for their roles in a 2006 terror plot. The Toronto 18 were arrested in 2006 after police learned of their plans to bomb sites throughout Ontario using fertilizer explosives in response to ...[read more]
March 4, 2011
by Drew Singer
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Friday sentenced Shareef Abdelhaleem, a member of the Toronto 18 terrorist group, to life in prison without parole. Justice Fletcher Dawson said that Abdelhaleem still posed a substantial risk to the public and has not shown remorse for his part in the ...[read more]
January 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 11, 2010, a member of the "Toronto 18" pleaded not guilty in a Canadian court for his alleged role in a failed 2006 terrorist plot to bomb the Toronto Stock Exchange and government buildings. Shareef Abdelhaleem, the first adult of the group to be tried, allegedly planned to profit from ...[read more]
November 27, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
A judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Friday sentenced Steven Vikash Chand, a man previously convicted in connection with the failed Toronto 18 terrorist plot, to 10 years in prison. Justice Fletcher Dawson handed down the sentence, which is greater than the eight years advocated by the ...[read more]
October 25, 2010
by John Paul Putney
The Ontario Superior Court on Monday sentenced Fahim Ahmad, the leader of the Toronto 18, to 16 years in prison for his role in the terrorist organization. During the trial, the court heard evidence that Ahmad arranged training camps, produced propaganda videos and helped acquire weapons. Ahmad's... ...[read more]
June 24, 2010
by Erin Bock
A Canadian court on Wednesday convicted the final two members of the Toronto 18 for their roles in a 2006 terror plot. The Toronto 18 were arrested in 2006 after police learned of their plans to bomb sites throughout Ontario using fertilizer explosives in response to Canada's militar... ...[read more]
May 10, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
The accused leader of the Toronto 18, Fahim Ahmad, unexpectedly switched his plea to guilty on Monday in the midst of his Canadian trial on terrorism charges. Ahmad is on trial with Steven Chand and Asad Ansari as the last members to be prosecuted for their involvement in the Toronto 18, a group ...[read more]

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