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Apparently, one of the folks could be back on the street shortly.....
Source: Postmedia News, 18 Aug 11Ali Dirie, the gunrunner of the so-called Toronto 18 terrorist cell, continues to pose "a high risk of violent reoffending," the National Parole Board has concluded, ordering the 28-year-old to serve out his full sentence at the Special Handling Unit in Ste. Anne Des Plaines, north of Montreal.
It is not clear, however, what will happen to the would-be jihadist when his sentence at the top-security prison is over in six weeks.
A spokesperson for the National Parole Board said that once Dirie is released Oct. 1, he will be out of their hands.
"The parole board has the mandate to impose special conditions, if they do provide parole, within the framework of protecting society within an acceptable level of risk to the public," said Leyla Mavaddat, a regional communications officer for the NPB. "Once the sentence is completed, they will have no authority."
A spokesperson for Correctional Services Canada said Dirie will no longer be in the CSC's jurisdiction either - there was no long-term supervision order attached to his sentence, said Suzanne Leclerc.
Dirie, who came to Canada from Somalia with his mother when he was 7 and lived in Scarborough, Ont., was initially arrested in 2005, while trying to cross back into Canada from Buffalo with two loaded handguns taped to his thighs. He pleaded guilty to weapons offences and was given a two-year jail term.
But evidence later emerged the weapons were intended for use by the Toronto 18, who planned to blow up the Toronto Stock Exchange, a Canadian Security Intelligence Service office in Toronto and a military base between Toronto and Ottawa, among other targets, and take politicians hostage in an attempt to force Canadian troops out of Afghanistan ....