LIVE VIDEO: Today in St. Louis    Watch
 

Canada terror suspect says charges are unfair

1:29 PM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

BENJAMIN SHINGLER, Associated Press

MONTREAL (AP) - A man accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida elements says the allegations against him are unfair.

Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, is choosing not to be represented by a court-appointed lawyer Tuesday, and made a brief statement. He said the prosecution based its conclusions on mere appearances.

A bearded Esseghaier stood in handcuffs throughout the hearing, wearing a jacket over a button-down shirt.

Prosecutor Richard Roy said Esseghaier will be flown back to Toronto to face the charges.

His suspected accomplice, Raed Jaser, 35, also made a brief appearance in a Toronto court earlier Tuesday. Charges against the two men include conspiring to carry out an attack and murder people in association with a terrorist group.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Associated Press

Most Watched Videos