"the 29-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette, who pleaded guilty to having shot dead six people in a mosque in the canadian Quebec in January 2017, has been sentenced to life in prison."
"Bissonnette can at the earliest be released conditionally on 40 years. Prosecutors have previously argued in favour of a 150-year prison sentence, which had been the harshest sentence dealt out in Canada since the death penalty was abolished in 1976."
"Judge François Huot justified, however, livstidsstraffet with the importance of rehabilitating criminals. "
"Huot do not believe that the killings were a terrorist attack, but on the other hand Bissonnette was driven by hostility towards immigrants, in particular muslims."
"Bissonnettes mental health problems, including an obsession with suicide, are also highlighted by Huot as a contributing factor to the bombing and the sanctions in relation."
"Corrected: In an earlier version cited the wrong number of years, before man can be released on parole."