First Youth Charged in 2006 Toronto Terrorism Arrests Released From Prison

A youth charged as part of the “Toronto 18” terrorism arrests was released after two years in custody. The youth cannot be named because he was under-age at the time of the arrests; he was sentenced as an adult. For knowingly participating in a terrorism group, the now-21-year-old could have been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison. His shorter sentence has received some criticism. He was the first to be sentenced in this high-profile Canadian terrorism case. 18 people were charged initially. Charges against three youths and four adults have been stayed; one adult recently plead guilty but has yet to be charged, and the other adult suspects have yet to go on trial.