Canadian white supremacist sentence lessened to 25 years

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A white supremacist that carried out a terrorist attack on a mosque in the Canadian province of Quebec has been granted permission to apply for parole when he is done serving 25 years of his sentence. This despite it having originally been set at 40.

On January 29, 2017, the terrorist Alexandre Bissonnette entered an Islamic Cultural Center and unleashed deadly fire on men and children. He massacred six worshippers and injured five others. At least one of them was paralysed from the waist down. A witness at his trial says the bloodshed went on like Bissonnette was playing a video game. The terrorist was expected to receive two consecutive life terms amounting to 150 years in jail.

But the Quebec Superior Court decided that such a sentence would be “cruel and unusual”. Instead, the judge ordered that the sentences run concurrently. One of the victims of this terrorist attack says that this is unjust.

Picture: Roger Lemoyne

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October 24, 2021
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