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Canada terror suspect appears in court, judge grants request for publication ban on testimony

  • Representatives of Toronto's Islamic community attend a news conference in Toronto as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announce the arrest of two men accused of plotting a terror attack on rail target, in Toronto, Monday April 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)The Associated Press

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Laporte walks with Mohammad Shaied Sheikh of the Masjid el Noor Mosque before attending a news conference in Toronto, Monday, April 22, 2013, as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announce the arrest of two men accused of plotting a terror attack on rail target. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)The Associated Press

  • A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer pats a colleague on the back before a press conference in Toronto as the RCMP announce the arrest of two men accused of plotting a terror attack on rail target on Monday April 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)The Associated Press

  • Officers from various law enforcement agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Peel Regional Police, and Surete du Quebec gather at a news conference in Toronto on Monday, April 22, 2013, as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announce the arrest of two men accused of plotting a terror attack on a rail target. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)The Associated Press

  • Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews speaks to reporters regarding arrests that thwarted an alleged terrorist plot in Ottawa on Monday, April 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)The Associated Press

A man accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran made a brief court appearance and was told to appear in court again next month.

Raed Jaser, 35, sported a long beard, wore a black shirt with no tie and was accompanied by his parents and brother on Tuesday. He was given a new court date for May 23 and did not enter a plea.

The court also granted a request by his lawyer, John Norris, for a publication ban on future evidence and testimony.

Jaser's suspected accomplice, Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, was scheduled to appear in court in Montreal later Tuesday.

Charges against the two men include conspiring to carry out an attack and murder people in association with a terrorist group.