TORONTO – One of two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail train has been denied bail.
The family of Raed Jaser was in attendance throughout his three-day bail hearing, which had been postponed from October due to a surety being out of the country.
Jaser, 35, faces four terror-related charges.
He and his co-accused Chiheb Esseghaier, 31, were arrested in April and accused of plotting to attack a train that runs between Toronto and New York City.
Police stressed at the time of the arrests that there was no imminent threat to the public.
A joint judicial pre-trial for both has been set for Dec. 9.
Esseghaier is looking for a lawyer who will follow the Qu’ran instead of the Criminal Code but the prosecutor has said the chances of that happening are slim.