Toronto 18 leader gets life

The 24-year-old mastermind of a plot to use three tonnes of ammonium nitrate to blow up buildings in downtown Toronto has been sentenced to life in prison, the Canadian Press reported. Before receiving his sentence, Zakaria Amara, 24, apologized to Canadians for his actions, which saw him recruit other young men to join the group planning the attack. Of the 18 people arrested in 2006, seven have had their charges dropped or stayed, four people pleaded guilty, a youth was found guilty, one man's trial began last week and five others face a trial in March.

Published: Wednesday, 01/20/2010 12:00 am EST

The 24-year-old mastermind of a plot to use three tonnes of ammonium nitrate to blow up buildings in downtown Toronto has been sentenced to life in prison, the Canadian Press reported. Before receiving his sentence, Zakaria Amara, 24, apologized to Canadians for his actions, which saw him recruit other young men to join the group planning the attack. Of the 18 people arrested in 2006, seven have had their charges dropped or stayed, four people pleaded guilty, a youth was found guilty, one man's trial began last week and five others face a trial in March.

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