Sydney Terror Accused Deny Guilt

May 31, 2007

Source: BBC News

Nine men arrested in Australia's largest counter-terrorism operation have pleaded not guilty to charges of plotting an attack in Sydney.

The men, who are all Muslims, are accused of allegedly planning an attack to advance a "political, religious or ideological cause".

Their lawyers insist they are innocent, and that chemicals found at their homes were for household or industrial use.

Their trial is set to begin in February 2008.

If convicted, they could be sentenced to life in prison.