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Canada Air India bomb maker, Inderjit Singh Reyat, loses appeal on perjury conviction

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    Air India bomb maker, Inderjit Singh Reyat, loses appeal on perjury conviction

    The Canadian Press - July 19, 2012

    Inderjit Singh Reyat
    DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS Inderjit Singh Reyat, seen in this September 2010 file photo,
    has lost his appeal on his perjury conviction. He is the only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombing.

    VANCOUVER—The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a perjury conviction for Air India bomber Inderjit Singh Reyat, who received Canada’s longest perjury sentence.

    Reyat was handed a nine-year prison term for lying repeatedly at the 2003 trial of two men charged with mass murder and conspiracy in the 1985 bombing.

    Reyat was a Crown witness at the trial of Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri, who were acquitted in the biggest case of aviation terrorism before the 9-11 attacks in the U.S.

    Reyat’s testimony was part of a deal that saw him plead guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of 329 people aboard Air India Flight 182 on June 23, 1985.

    He has already served a 10-year sentence for the same-day deaths of two Tokyo baggage handlers who were killed when a bomb-laden suitcase meant for another Air India plane exploded prematurely.

    Until Reyat’s conviction, the longest perjury sentence ever handed down in Canada was six years for a case in Alberta.

    source: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...ingh-reyat-loses-appeal-on-perjury-conviction
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