Canadian jailed 40 years in NYC terror plot

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Canadian jailed 40 years in NYC terror plot
Canadian jailed 40 years in NYC terror plot

A young Canadian convicted of plotting terrorist attacks in New York City has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

His lawyer says the sentence was handed down to 20-year-old Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy on Wednesday.

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The stiff punishment comes despite defence arguments El Bahnasawy was entrapped.

His family also says he has suffered from severe psychiatric illness.

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Prosecutors had called for a life sentence.

They have said El Bahnasawy was living at home in a Toronto suburb when he began online correspondence with a high-level ISIS recruiter.

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