April 23, 2013
Two men arrested in Canada on suspicion of plotting what officials describe as an al-Qaeda-backed plot to bomb a train have appeared in court.
In a Montreal court, Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, said the case against him was based only on “appearances”.
A second suspect, Raed Jaser, 35, made no statement during his court appearance in Toronto.
Officials said the alleged plot had support from al-Qaeda in Iran, although there was no sign of state sponsorship.