August 19, 2014 4:55 am

Verdict expected today for man charged with conspiracy to facilitate terrorism

Khurram Syed Sher arrives to face trial on a terrorism charge at the Ottawa court house in Ottawa on Monday, February 10, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand


OTTAWA – A verdict is expected today in the case of a man charged with conspiring to facilitate terrorism.

Khurram Syed Sher, who once auditioned as a singer on the Canadian Idol TV show, was charged in August 2010.

During his trial, federal lawyers said the 32-year-old man had joined a group dedicated to supporting “violent jihad” by whatever means possible.

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Sher – a doctor of pathology from London, Ont. – pleaded not guilty.

His lawyer said there was no evidence his client signed on to a purported conspiracy to support violent jihad.

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