HALIFAX: Taxi driver Seyed Mirsaeid-Ghazi charged with sexual assault

Halifax cab driver charged with sexual assault of 21-year-old woman

Seyed Mirsaeid-Ghazi, 45, has been charged in relation to the October incident

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A Halifax taxi driver faces a sexual assault charge after police said he sexually touched a 21-year-old woman in his cab last fall.

At about 11:30 p.m. on Oct.23, 2015, a man driving a taxi in the area of Windsor and Allen streets picked up a 21-year-old female passenger he had driven on previous occasions.

According to a police release issued Friday, the man touched the woman in a sexual manner without her consent before dropping her off at her requested destination in Halifax.

Police said the incident was reported on Nov.16, 2015.

On Thursday, 45-year-old Seyed Mirsaeid-Ghazi was arrested without incident.

Police said he was released on conditions to have no female passengers in his vehicle, and no passengers in the front seat, while operating under a taxi licence.

Mirsaeid-Ghazi will appear in Halifax provincial court on June 9 to face the sexual assault charge.

*This article previously stated the date of the incident was October, 2016 when the correct date is October, 2015.

Quebec City police say attack on Sikh man was not racially motivated

Josh Dehaas, CTVNews.ca
Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 3:27PM EDT

Police have declared that the suspects involved in an incident involving a Sikh man from Toronto weren’t targeting a specific religious community.

Quebec City police issued a French-language statement Tuesday, stating that the suspects in question had been involved in two other events before the incident on March 26.

The statement also references a high concentration of people under the influence of alcohol in the area, and praises an “action plan” that the police say has caused unruly behaviour in the area to decrease.

The statement names neither the accused nor the alleged victim of the attack.

Court documents show that Gabriel Royer-Tremblay of Quebec City has been charged with one count of assault against Supninder Singh Khehra and one count of uttering threats.

Khehra told CTV News last week that he was out with friends after dark and trying to hail a cab when a car full of men approached and started shouting at him in French, swearing and pointing at his turban.

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“It was all because of my race, my colour and the headgear I was wearing,” he added.

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Montreal-born Ayanie Hassan Ali arrested in stabbing attack at a Toronto military recruitment centre

Canadian Forces centre stabbing suspect: What we know so far

Ayanie Hassan AliPolice have identified the suspect arrested in connection with a stabbing attack at a Toronto military recruitment centre as 27-year-old Ayanie Hassan Ali. (Austin Delaney / CTV News)

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Published Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:13AM EDT

A 27-year-old Montreal-born man with no previous criminal record is now facing several charges, including attempted murder, in connection with a double stabbing at a military recruitment centre in Toronto.

Ayanie Hassan Ali has been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault.

At a news conference on Tuesday, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders identified Ali as the accused, describing him as a Canadian citizen who was born in Montreal, and has lived in Toronto since 2011.

Saunders said the suspect had no previous criminal record. The police chief said the accused is not cooperating with police, and asked the public for any information or tips in relation to the incident at a recruitment centre located on Yonge Street in the city’s north end on Monday afternoon.

The police chief said the accused walked past a uniformed master corporal stationed at the door of the centre and then stabbed him. He also stabbed another military member who tried to intervene. Saunders said, at some point during the knife attack, the accused said “Allah told me to do this. Allah told me to come here and kill people.”

Police stressed that there is nothing to indicate that the accused is working with anyone or any terrorist organizations.

Ali is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

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Shafia appeal: Expert’s ‘honour killing’ testimony wasn’t cultural profiling, Crown says

Shafia appeal: Expert’s ‘honour killing’ testimony wasn’t cultural profiling, Crown says

Appeal hearing for Shafia family wraps up in Toronto, judges reserve decision

By Ron Charles, CBC News Posted: Mar 04, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 04, 2016 3:37 PM ET

Mohammad Shafia, Hamed Shafia and Tooba Yahya are all serving life sentences with no chance of parole for 25 years for the 2009 murder of four female members of their family. Their defence teams are arguing in Ontario appeal court that they deserve a new trial.

Mohammad Shafia, Hamed Shafia and Tooba Yahya are all serving life sentences with no chance of parole for 25 years for the 2009 murder of four female members of their family. Their defence teams are arguing in Ontario appeal court that they deserve a new trial. (Lars Hagberg/Reuters)

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Expert testimony on the practice of so-called honour killing did not prejudice the jury against three members of the Shafia family convicted in 2012 of murdering four female relatives, the Crown argued in an Ontario appeal court Friday. 

REGINA: Andrew James Pittman and Min Sun Park charged with trafficking cocaine, meth

Two charged with trafficking cocaine, meth in Regina

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Published Friday, February 26, 2016 11:20AM CST

A man and a woman are facing charges after Regina police seized a large quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine from a home in the city.

The arrests come after officers carried out a search warrant at a home in the 500 block of University Park Drive on Thursday.

In addition to cocaine and meth, police seized an undisclosed amount of cash.

Andrew James Pittman, 33, and Min Sun Park, 27, both from Regina, each face charges that include drug trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.

The two accused made their first appearance in provincial court Friday morning.

CALGARY: Six suspects charged in connection with armed home invasion in Citadel

Six suspects charged in connection with armed home invasion in Citadel

Ryan White , Reporter/Producer

Published Friday, February 26, 2016 2:22PM MST
Last Updated Friday, February 26, 2016 2:56PM MST

A Calgary Police Service investigation into a Thursday morning home invasion in the northwest has led to charges against six people.

Early Thursday morning, police were called to a home in the 100 block of Citadel Peak Circle Northwest following reports armed men had gained entry to the residence.

The offenders allegedly tied up the two occupants and seriously assaulted a disabled man in a wheelchair. The suspects fled after removing several items from the home which housed a small marijuana grow-operation.