Lawyers for a man accused of killing six men at a Quebec City mosque last January are appealing a lower court decision to have certain confidential documents made accessible to the media.
In a motion filed earlier this week, lawyers for Alexandre Bissonnette say the Quebec court judge committed an error in law in allowing the documents released.
Bissonnette, 27, faces six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder using a restricted firearm.
Prosecutors filed a preferred indictment against Bissonnette and say they are ready to set a trial date on Dec. 11.
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A consortium of seven media organizations including Radio-Canada, La Presse and TVA had asked the court to remove the seal on 10 search warrants carried out between Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.
They received part of the documents in mid-October after Judge Alain Morand ruled they were in the public interest, but the rest remained sealed to allow for an appeal.