Chiheb Esseghaier

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Via Rail Plotters Sentenced Today

TORONTO - Two men found guilty of eight terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a train between Canada and the U.S. aren't likely to be sentenced before July, a Toronto court heard...
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Suspects Found Guilty In Via Terror Plot

TORONTO - Two men accused of plotting to derail a passenger train travelling between Canada and the U.S. were found guilty of eight terrorism charges Friday, while a mistrial was declared on a ninth c...
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Jury Reaches Verdict In Via Terror Trial

TORONTO - A Toronto jury working to overcome an impasse in their deliberations asked Thursday to revisit a portion of evidence heard at the trial of two men accused of plotting to derail a passenger t...
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Via Terror Case Inches Forward

TORONTO - The case against two terror suspects accused in an alleged plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train will enter its next stage in September.Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser appeared in court...
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Via Rail Considers Tougher Security

OTTAWA - Taking a train in Canada could soon become more like boarding an airplane as Via Rail considers greater scrutiny of checked baggage, more inspections by sniffer dogs and security checks on pa...
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VIA Rail Terror Suspects In Court

TORONTO - A man charged in an alleged plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train says he wants to be represented by a lawyer who agrees the Qu'ran should be used as a "reference" in his case.Chiheb Ess...
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'A Very Good Boy'

The mother of one of the two suspects accused of trying to carry out an al-Qaeda-supported plot to derail a Via Rail passenger train for almost a year doesn't believe the charges against her son, sayi...
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Iranians With 'Sinister Motives'

OTTAWA - Canada's border agency has flagged the possibility of Iranians with "sinister motives" slipping into the country — a warning that came in the months leading to the arrest of two men charged w...
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Harper: Let's Not 'Commit Sociology'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said this is not the time to "commit sociology" when asked about the arrests of two men this week who are accused of conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack on a Via t...
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Neighbour Complained

MONTREAL - One of the suspected terrorists accused of plotting to derail a passenger train would have run-ins with his next-door neighbour because his loud prayers would wake him up at all hours of th...
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Harper: Let's Not 'Commit Sociology'

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper says now is not the time to "commit sociology" in response to the arrests of two men accused of conspiring to attack a Via Rail train.The prime minister last week criticized Li...
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Criminal Code 'Is Not The Holy Book'

TORONTO - A man charged in an alleged al-Qaida-directed plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train suggested in court Wednesday that he doesn't recognize the authority of the Criminal Code because it i...