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Nabil al-Marabh Timeline
CBC News Online, September 2001

  • February 20, 1994 - Ahmed Ressam came to Canada (Montreal) as a refugee claimant, using a fake French passport.
  • October 26, 1994 - Al-Marabh denied as refugee by Immigration and refugee Appeal Board in Canada.
  • June 20, 1995 - Al-Marabh left Canada via the Peace Bridge at Fort Erie.
  • June 1995 - Ressam failed to appear at his refugee claim hearing.
  • August 1995 - Ressam arrested on deportation order, but released on condition he meet with immigration officials once a month.
  • March 28, 1996 - bombing in Roubaix, France by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA), and linked to Fateh Kamel, an Algerian expatriate in Montreal.
  • April 1999 - Fateh Kamel held in French jail to be tried for a series of terrorist attacks in northern France in 1996, including the March 28/96 bombing in Roubaix.
  • Dec. 14, 1999 - Ahmed Ressam was arrested at the Vancouver-U.S. border, when he tried to enter the U.S. with 100 pounds of explosives.
  • January 2001 - Al-Marabh claimed to have re-entered Canada sometime in late January, but refused to say by what method or means.
  • February 13, 2001 - Mustafa Labsi arrested in UK accused of trying to smuggle explosives into the US from Canada.
  • February 27, 2001 - Deportation hearing of Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub in Toronto.
  • March 12, 2001 - Ressam's trial commenced in Los Angeles.
  • April 6, 2001 - Ressam was convicted in Los Angeles of an act of terrorism transcending national boundary (nine counts of charges, including document fraud and transporting deadly explosives). Sentencing postponed to July 25, 2001.
  • April 6, 2001 - Fateh Kamel was sentenced in Paris to 8 years in prison for criminal conspiracy in connection with a terrorist organization.
  • June 27, 2001 - Al-Marabh attempted to enter the U.S. at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge by concealing himself in the back of a tractor-trailer.
  • July 11, 2001 - Al-Marabh released on $7500 bail from Niagara Regional Detention Centre.
  • July 13, 2001 - Mokhtar Haouari was convicted in Manhattan for conspiracy to supply material support to a terrorist act.
  • July 25, 2001 - Ressam's sentencing postponed to September 13, 2001.
  • August 27, 2001 - Labsi indicted by a federal grand jury in New York District Court on charges of conspiring to bomb Los Angeles International Airport as part of a plot by a terrorist network.
  • September 11, 2001 - Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.
  • September 11, 2001 - Nageeb Abdul Jabar Mohamed al-Hadi detained in Toronto after getting off a Lufthansa flight from Germany to O'Hare International Airport when it was diverted to Toronto.
  • September 13, 2001 - Ressam's sentencing postponed until February 14, 2002. Could face up to 130 years in prison, but has cooperated with prosecutors to reduce the term.
  • September 20, 2001 - Nabir Al-Marabh arrested in Chicago by FBI from a list of suspects, potential associates of suspects and potential witnesses related to the September 11th attacks.
  • September 20, 2001 - Al-Hadi formally arrested in Toronto.
  • September 21, 2001 - Al-Hadi appeared in Toronto court for extradition hearing to the U.S., where he has been charged with passport fraud.
  • September 25, 2001 - Al-Hadi had another extradition court appearance. Held over to October 2nd.
  • September 26, 2001 - Police search three apartments and a copy shop in Toronto in connection with Nabil Al-Marabh.
  • October 17, 2001 - Haouari's sentencing date - faces up to 50 years in prison.
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