Khurram Sher pleads not guilty to al-Qaeda- links

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Ottawa: Khurram Syed Sher who  was arrested in 2010 for allegedly working with two Ottawa men in a homegrown terrorism cell has pleaded not guilty to collaborating in an al-Qaeda-inspired plot as his trial began in Ottawa on Tuesday. On Monday, the Crown outlined its case before the Ontario Superior Court, including 96 wiretaps, 24 internet intercepts, 33 emails, 30 pages of admissions and seven searches. The defence told the court that Sher was linked to a pre-existing conspiracy, but may not have understood or shared its goals. He is currently out on bail.