Canadian to be freed in Mauritania after being sentenced to 18 months in jail for terror ties

  • by: AHMED MOHAMED , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 15, 2013 - 11:35 AM

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — A 24-year-old Canadian man is to be released from a Mauritanian jail after being sentenced to 18 months in prison and a $2,000 fine for alleged ties to al-Qaida's North African branch, known as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, officials said.

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