Raed Jaser's lawyer, John Norris
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Canada suspects challenge 'train plot'

Two suspects in an alleged al-Qaeda-backed plot to derail a Canadian passenger train have challenged the case against them.

In a Montreal court, Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, said the case against him was based only on "appearances".

Speaking in Toronto, John Norris, a lawyer for 35-year-old Raed Jaser, said his client would "defend these serious charges''.

''He is in a state of shock and disbelief,'' Mr Norris told reporters.

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