Ottawa twin brothers, 1 other plead guilty to terror charges
Three men, including twin brothers from Ottawa, all pleaded guilty to terrorism charges Friday in an Ontario Superior Court.
25-year-olds Ashton Carleton and Carlos Honor Larmond, as well as 23-year-old Suliman Idris Mohamed, were arrested as part of an RCMP investigation called Project Slipstream in Jan. 2015.
Ashton was arrested at his home in Ottawa and on Friday pleaded guilty to facilitating terrorist activity. He faces 17 years in prison, with parole ineligibility for half of the time.
His brother Carlos was arrested at Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport and pleaded guilty to attempting to travel overseas for terrorist purposes and faces seven years in prison.
Carlos made headlines last year when video emerged showing him being beaten by another inmate inside the Ottawa jail where he was kept.
Mohamed was arrested on Jan. 12, a few days after the twins. Not many details are known about the circumstances of his arrest but RCMP confirmed at his first court appearance on Jan. 13 that it was related to the same investigation. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to participate in a terrorist group and also faces seven years in prison.
The men all faced additional terrorism-related charges but they were stayed in court Friday.
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