04/07/2016 10:34 EDT | Updated 04/08/2017 01:12 EDT

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal by member of so-called 'Toronto 18'

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from a member of the so-called Toronto 18 terrorist group.

Asad Ansari was appealing his 2010 conviction on a charge of participating in or contributing to the activities of a terrorist group.

He was sentenced to six years and five months, but was released on what was the equivalent of time served.

The group was accused of plotting terrorist acts, including a scheme to storm Parliament and behead then-prime minister Stephen Harper.

Ansari attended a camp run by the ringleaders.

As usual, the court gave no reasons for declining to hear the appeal.

The Canadian Press