09/17/2014 10:13 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:55 EDT

Hiva Alizadeh pleads guilty in Ottawa terrorism trial

A man police called the ringleader of a group accused of plotting attacks in Canada has pleaded guilty to explosives possession with the intent to cause harm as part of a terrorist conspiracy.

Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh entered the plea in court in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Misbahuddin Ahmed, an Ottawa X-ray technologist, is awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty in July of conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity and participating in the activities of a terrorist group.

A third man whose voice was recorded in police surveillance — former London, Ont., pathologist Khurram Sher — was found not guilty in August of planning terrorist activity.

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