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Updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:23:13 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Khurram Sher terror trial verdict expected today



Khurram Sher, middle, arrives at court with members of his defence team on Tuesday morning. CBC

Khurram Sher, middle, arrives at court with members of his defence team on Tuesday morning. CBC

Khurram Sher should find out in an Ottawa courtroom today whether he has been found guilty of planning al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist activities.

The former London, Ont., pathologist was arrested Aug. 6, 2010 and charged with conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity. He was charged about two weeks after a wiretapped meeting at the centre of the trial.

In that July 20, 2010 meeting, Sher and Misbahuddin Ahmed discussed sending money to the Taliban, bomb-making and appeared to mention CFB Trenton as a potential target, according to transcripts.

Sher’s defence said he was brought to the meeting without warning and was playing along with the conversation, being non-committal on purpose.

Crown prosecutors said Sher knew what the meeting would be about and was part of the discussion beforehand.

Every person tried under Canada’s new terrorism legislation has been found guilty so far, including Ahmed, who was found guilty of conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity and participation in the activities of a terrorist group in July.

Ahmed is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 15.

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