TORONTO — An Ontario judge is expected to deliver a sentence today for a Toronto man who tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria.
Pamir Hakimzadah, 29, pleaded guilty in early February to one count of leaving Canada to participate in a terrorist activity.
The prosecution is seeking a six-year sentence while the defence is asking for sentence of three years and seven months.
Hakimzadah admitted to leaving Toronto for Turkey in 2014 where he tried to find a way into Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
A taxi driver who believed Hakimzadah was trying to join the terrorist group turned him in to authorities, who sent him back to Canada.
A family member told police about Hakimzadah’s support for ISIL two years later.