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Cops’ legal battle to keep terrorists locked up

The Australian’s national security editor writes about efforts to keep convicted terrorists like Abdul Nacer Benbrika in jail.
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Majed Raad is believed to be held in Syria

The Australian newspaper reports that Melbourne man Majed Raad is one of a number of Islamic State fighters being held in Syria. Mr Raad was tried and acquitted as part of the 2008 terrorism trial. Continue reading

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Producer John Moore has died

With immense sadness, we advise that The Trial’s producer John Moore has died. A gentle determined man who will be greatly missed. Continue reading

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Should Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Laws Cost Us Our Civil Liberties?

Greg Barns and Anna Talbot of the Australian Lawyers Alliance examine this issue in the Huffington Post in 2017, a question that has only increased in relevance since. Continue reading

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News stories about Raad brothers

News Corp published several articles about the Raad brothers in August 2018 Continue reading

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Meet ‘terrorist lawyer’ Rob Stary

‘I don’t judge. I don’t prosecute. I defend’.

Rob Stary is the subject of a feature recently published by Fairfax. Rob Stary’s law firm represented a number of the men tried for terrorism offences in ‘The Trial’.
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RE-RELEASE OF THE TRIAL: The inside story of Australia’s biggest terrorism trial

You can now buy this important human rights film about Australia’s approach to terrorism from Ronin Films. Continue reading

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How terrorism hysteria turns police reports into propaganda

Opinion piece by Greg Barns, published in the Mercury 1 January 2017. Continue reading

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Greg Barns says prison treatment radicalises terror suspects

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IS reports Ezzit Raad killed in Syria

Islamic State says that Ezzit Raad was killed in Syria while fighting for their cause. Raad was convicted of terrorism offences in 2008. He was barrister Greg Barn’s client. Continue reading

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