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It was a stark reversal for Mr. Gaya – whom activists once portrayed as a wrongly accused victim of “Islamophobia” – and the latest in a series of admissions from young extremists rounded up by RCMP-led police in June, 2006.*
Mr. Gaya, now 21, is likely in line for a sentence nominally in the neighbourhood of 14 years – but could be paroled in a year or two. This is due to the counterintuitive calculus of Canada's correctional system.
The time-consuming pretrial legal battles so far, coupled with Canada's customary two-for-one credit for “dead time” in jail, means most remaining suspects have already served the equivalent of a seven-year penitentiary term.