POLITICS

Day 7 of deliberations in case of men accused of plotting train derailment

03/17/2015 04:18 EDT | Updated 05/16/2015 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - The jury at the trial of two men accused of plotting to derail a passenger train between Canada and the U.S. enter their seventh day of deliberations in a Toronto courthouse.

The jurors who heard the case of Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were sequestered last Wednesday morning.

Jaser and Esseghaier are both facing four-terror related charges, while Esseghaier faces a fifth separate charge.

Jaser pleaded not guilty and Esseghaier, who chose not to participate in his trial because he wanted to be judged by the laws of the Qur'an, had a not guilty plea entered for him by the judge.

The jury has submitted three questions so far but there were no requests from the panel on Monday.

The judge has given the jury a large screen TV to view evidence and a new DVD player to listen to wiretap conversations played at trial, but was unable to grant a request for printed copies of closing submissions.