Barwon 12 trial: in the words of the defence consel

“We’ve seen an airbrushing, a re-write of history”

“The crown has presented a selected and distorted picture”

“The ‘war on terror’ has been used by politicians. The innocent (like Haneef) and the guilty are displayed like trophies”

“It is trial by obfuscation, trial by innuendo, trial by avalanche of material”

“SIO 39 [is] an authorised arsonist whose job is to light a fire and fan it”

“Never before, in the history of human surveillance has so much been expended on so few for so little!”

“Is this the heavy hand of the state looking for something to smash? Did the machinery of this prosecution go out of control?”

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