ADDING to post no. 25:
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“Via suspects discussed alternative plans to poison air/water to kill up to 100,000 people: Court docs
Third man arrested in plot to derail train”
BY JESSICA MURPHY, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU
FIRST POSTED: THURSDAY, MAY 09, 2013 03:12 PM EDT | UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 09, 2013 05:25 PM EDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
SNIPPET: “Court documents released by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York describe how Abassi and Esseghaier worked to hatch the alleged plan including that “the defendant noted that he had suggested an alternative plot — contaminating the air or water with bacteria in order to kill up to 100,000 people — but that Esseghaier was dismissive of that plan.””
SNIPPET: “Abassi’s next court date is set for June 11 in New York City.”
SNIPPET: “—with files from Daniel Proussalidis”
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“Via terror plot: Suspect says others may take his place
I am in jail, I have been neutralized, but tomorrow, maybe four or five Esseghaiers will appear amongst the one million and a half Muslims living in Canada.”
By: Wendy Gillis News reporter, Published on Sat Jun 22 2013
SNIPPET: “The former Université de Sherbrooke PhD student, who came from his native Tunisia in 2008, was arrested in a Montreal McDonalds on April 22.”
SNIPPET: “Esseghaier did confirm he knew his co-accused in the plot, Raed Jaser, who was arrested in Toronto the same day. The two met at a Toronto mosque when Esseghaier left Sherbrooke and came to the city to meet other Muslims, he said.
He also confirmed he has travelled to Iran, where he said he went to visit friends.
Esseghaier did not reply when asked about Ahmed Abassi, a third man arrested in New York by counterterrorism authorities, who claim he had come to the U.S. to set up a terrorist cell.”
ADDING additional articles to post no. 28:
“I dont want a book written by humans: VIA terror plot accused again rejects Criminal Code”
by Megan O’Toole, Stewart Bell and Adrian Humphreys | 13/05/23 | Last Updated: 13/05/24 3:00 AM ET
SNIPPET: “Mr. Jaser brought Mr. Esseghaier to the mosque about six months ago but Mr. Ali said he had no indication they were planning anything. That never occurred to my mind, he said.
There was only one time where he had a bunch of plasma TVs and he was asking me, talking about rewiring them and do you know anyone who could rewire them and thats when I got a little bit alarmed.”
Document - Indictment - Copy:
“Ordinary student was considered a security risk before becoming third man connected to alleged VIA Rail terror plot”
Graeme Hamilton and Stewart Bell | 13/05/10 | Last Updated: 13/05/10 9:18 PM ET
SNIPPET: “MONTREAL AND TORONTO Ahmed Abassi could have had few complaints about the life Canada had given him. After arriving from Tunisia in 2010, he married and started working on a graduate degree in chemical engineering in Quebec City.”
SNIPPET: “Mr. Kenney has already ordered his officials to review the immigration histories of Mr. Esseghaier, also a Tunisian, and Mr. Jaser, who was born in the United Arab Emirates. Both terror suspects had received landed immigrant status since 2012 in Mr. Jasers case despite being a failed refugee claimant with a string of criminal arrests.”