Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Canada train suspects challenge case


Two suspects in a plot to derail a Canadian passenger train have challenged the case against them.

In a Montreal court, Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, said the case against him was based only on "appearances".

A lawyer for Raed Jaser, 35, said he would "defend himself vigorously", outside his hearing in Toronto. Officials said the alleged plot had support from Al-Qaeda in Iran, although there was no sign of state sponsorship.






Canadian authorities said the two suspects were arrested in Montreal and Toronto on Monday.

Mr Jaser is understood to be a United Arab Emirates national of Palestinian origin, though his lawyer points out he is a permanent Canadian resident who has lived there 20 years. Mr Esseghaier is thought to be of Tunisian origin.

Read more about it at: BBC
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