“Individuals charged with terrorism offences … are entitled to the presumption of innocence and a fair trial. The way our politicians, police and media behave should reflect those fundamental rights,” said Greg Barns this week (22/9/2014).
Greg Barns is a barrister who appeared for one of the accused in the 2008 Melbourne terrorism trial. He is a spokesman for the Australian Lawyers Alliance.
For Greg Barn’s article in the Age, go to: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/terror-scaremongering-threatens-our-democracy-20140919-10jcxq.html