A courtroom debate on the fate of a mentally ill man found guilty of terrorism was interrupted by saliva projectiles Wednesday.
July 22, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Judge Michael Code has requested a second psychiatric assessment for Chiheb Esseghaier after saying he has little faith in an assessment last week that found the Via terror case defendant “actively psychotic,” paranoid, delusional and likely schizophrenic.
Dec. 20, 2013 – Global News
Hundreds of pages of warrants investigating VIA terror suspects were released Friday – but much of their contents remain under publication ban.
Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were arrested last spring, accused of plotting to attack a train.
The newly released documents indicate officers investigating Jaser and Esseghaier worked with an undercover FBI agent who was in communication with the suspects.
Sept. 30, 2013 – Global News
Journalists have a right to see search warrants in the VIA Rail terror plot, a judge has ruled, coming to almost the opposite conclusion regarding wiretaps as a judge making the same call in the Project Traveller case.
Anna Mehler Paperny – Global News
Terror suspect Raed Jaser was under a deportation order almost a decade ago, after repeated refugee claims were rejected and he was denied his family’s route to citizenship because of multiple convictions he’d racked up since coming to Canada.
And in August of 2004, he stood in an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing, arguing he posed no threat and no flight risk despite accusations of working illegally under multiple aliases, and should be released until the government was ready to deport him – and had figured out where he ought to go.
Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
When a Toronto imam approached authorities more than a year ago with concerns about Raed Jaser – arrested this week on allegations of terrorist conspiracy and plotting to attack a train – he went through a lawyer whose firm has become an unofficial bridge between Canadian law enforcement and the Muslim community.
By Anna Mehler Paperny, Jennifer Tryon, Kieron O’Dea, Mike Armstrong and Hannah James, Global News
TORONTO and MONTREAL – Mohammed Jaser was worried about his son.
Raed’s views were getting a little more radical, his preferred brand of Islam a little more rigid, his enthusiasm bordering on zealotry.
Anna Mehler Paperny, Catherine McDonald, Cindy Pom and Billy Shields, Global News
MARKHAM, TORONTO and MONTREAL – One of the two men accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a passenger train – the first al-Qaeda-assisted attack on Canada, police allege – already has multiple convictions against him.