Canadian court hikes terrorists' sentences

In a separate ruling, the court orders two alleged Sri Lankan terrorists extradited to the U.S.

Published December 17, 2010 8:43PM (EST)

A Canadian court has increased the sentences for three convicted Islamic terrorists in a series of judgments.

The Ontario Court of Appeal on Friday raised the sentence of Mohammed Momin Khawaja from 10 1/2 years to life in prison for participating in an al-Qaida-inspired plot to bomb British targets in 2004.

Two other men convicted of participating in a homegrown plot to set off truck bombs in front of Canada's main stock exchange and government buildings also had their sentences raised.

In other rulings, the court ordered the extradition of two alleged Sri Lankan terrorists to the United States. The men are charged with assisting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam by attempting to purchase surface-to-air missiles and AK-47s from an undercover police officer in New York.

By Associated Press

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