Canada deports 'millennium bomb' co-conspirator

[JURIST] Canada has deported Samir Ait Mohamed, an Algerian terror suspect accused of plotting to blow up the largely Jewish Montreal neighborhood of Outremont, to an undisclosed location Wednesday. Canadian authorities detained Mohamed when he attempted to enter the US in 2001, three weeks after "Millennium bomber" Ahmed Ressam [PBS backgrounder] testified that they conspired in a plot to detonate a bomb in the Los Angeles International Airport on New Year's Eve 1999 and in the Outremont plot. Ressam was sentenced to 22 years in a US jail [CBS report]. The US attempted to extradite Mohamed based on a grand jury indictment for two counts of conspiring to commit international terrorism, but dropped the proceedings in August after Ressam failed to honor his promise to testify against his alleged partner. Despite Mohamed's claims that he would be killed upon his return to his home country of Algeria, officials from the Canada Border Services Agency denied his attempt to gain refugee status. CTV has more.

 

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