The Canadian Press

2015-09-23 | Via Rail Terror

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Two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train have been sentenced to life in prison. Raed Jaser (rah-EED' JAH'-ser) and Chiheb Esseghaier (shuh-HEB' EZ'-ah-GUY'-ur) were found guilty in March. Russell Silverstein, the court-appointed lawyer who assisted the self represented Esseghaier, says the way in which the judge dealt with the evidence of Esseghaier's mental state in the case would be "an issue" if the matter ever went to an appeal. (Two psychiatrists told the court that the deeply religious Esseghaier was mentally ill.)

Date: 2015-09-23
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think everybody got a little bit seduced by the intersection of his Muslim beliefs and terrorist allegations and dealing with the situation like that >>


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