24 Apr 2013

Accused Canadian plotters in court

6:07 am on 24 April 2013

Two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train in Canada have appeared in court.

The pair are accused of planning to derail a train in the Toronto area.

No pleas were entered by Raed Jaser, 35, and Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, who were arrested in Montreal and Toronto on Monday.

Mr Jaser is understood to be a United Arab Emirates national of Palestinian origin, while Mr Esseghaier is thought to be Tunisian.

The BBC reports they are charged with conspiracy to carry out an attack and kill people in association with a terrorist group.