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News 6 February, 2018
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    Hisham Saadi, Accused

    Michael Nguyen

    Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:12

    Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:12

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    The student of Concordia, which has launched a false bomb threat on the day of an examination had taken large doses of antidepressants and antipsychotics, he explained to the court on Tuesday.

    “During the review period, I was taking three times the prescribed dose, three pills instead of one,” said Hisham Saadi on the second day of his trial at the palais de justice of Montreal.


    Saadi, 48, is accused of fears of terrorist activities, mischief and threats, in relation to a letter with racist overtones sent to the media on march 1, 2017.

    “We’re going to EXPLODE on a daily basis small gear craft enthusiasts […] where the muslims spend their time,” stated the letter signed on behalf of the Council of conservative citizens of Canada.

    The letter promised to hurt muslims, while Saadi himself practice this religion.

    From the beginning of the trial, he admitted being the author of the letters, and have them sent to different media. The University had to close for several hours, forcing the cancellation of the examination of Saadi.

    “Humiliating “

    The police officers had quickly regained Saadi. He had been arrested the same evening, at his home, while he was in his underwear. He was interviewed dressed in a combination much too small, exposing his belly and his underwear. “It wasn’t funny, it was humiliating “, testified Saadi nardi trying to declare inadmissible in evidence throughout his cross-examination.

    He said that in watching the video to the court, it does not recognize.

    “Even if I seem to be normal, this is not me “, he told the court on Tuesday.

    His lawyer, Caroline Braun, has pointed out that at this time, Saadi lack of sleep, he hardly had eaten anything that day, and that the investigator had placed his client in a ” climate of oppression which is very subtle “.

    Saadi has never admitted during the interrogation to be the author of the letters.

    At one point, the investigator asked him if he had sent this letter in order to avoid his exam, but Saadi has denied everything. If he wanted to miss the examination, it would have been to the doctor, he replied.

    The trial, before the judge Mélanie Hébert, continues Thursday. She could then announce whether the interview may be used or not by the lawyers.