Iran Rejects Canadian Terrorism Charge
Iran on Tuesday strongly rejected Canadian police claims that a planned terrorist attack to derail a passenger train was linked to Al Qaeda elements on its soil.
Canada thwarts 'al Qaeda-supported' passenger train plot
TORONTO - Canadian police said on Monday they had arrested and charged two men with plotting to derail a Toronto-area passenger train in an operation they say was backed by al Qaeda elements in Iran.
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2 Arrested in Plot to Attack Passenger Train, Canada Says
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said two men arrested Monday were foreign nationals, but offered few details of a plot they linked to “Al Qaeda elements” in Iran.
John Sheardown, Canadian Who Sheltered Americans in Tehran, Dies at 88
Mr. Sheardown, a diplomat, played a consequential role in the “Canadian caper” during the Iran hostage crisis, though his role was unmentioned in the recent movie “Argo.”
Iran Suspends Programmer's Death Sentence
jamaicaplain writes "Reuters reports that 'Iran has suspended the death sentence for a computer programmer convicted on charges of running a pornographic website after he "repented for his actions," his lawyer was quoted as saying on Sunday. Saeed Malekpour, an Iranian citizen and Canadian resident, was arrested in 2008 while visiting relatives in Iran, according to Amnesty International. Although Iranian authorities accused him of running a pornography site, Amnesty has said the charges appear to stem from a software program created by Malekpour that was used without his knowledge to post pornographic images.'" It's not clear if he'll ever be released, however.
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