Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Accused Australian Citizen 'denied passport in 2002'?

Reporter No! He was an undercover agent for the blues!

AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN who was refused a passport by DFAT in mid-2002 became frustrated at the government for treating him differently.

According to the prosecution Zeky "Zak" Malah, 21 then planned a suicide attack on buildings accommodating either intelligence officers or foreign affairs personnel; a Sydney court was told yesterday.

The New South Wales District Court yesterday began hearing the trial of Mallah who has pleaded not guilty to charges under Australia's counter-terror laws.

Ruddock's tongue hanging out again like a dog

Malah is accused of plotting to carry out a suicide attack on the Sydney offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) or the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), in late 2003, after he was apparently harassed by ASIO agents.

But the Crown claims he planned to kill ASIO or DFAT officers in the attack but fell short of telling the court that after the government denied him his passport they wound him up?

He also pleaded not guilty to offering to sell a video tape, typed statement and photograph of himself to an undercover police officer (who posed as a journalist), between November 2003 and December 2003.

Crown Prosecutor Desmond Fagan SC today told the court the tape and statement related to the planned attacks, and Mallah also told the undercover officer (disguised as a reporter) he wanted to kill commonwealth officers most likely trying to draw some attention to the decision made in his case?

Mr Fagan said Mallah planned the attack after DFAT refused him a passport in mid-2002.

"As a result of that refusal he developed a hostility to that department and ASIO", Fagan said.

I thought he was an Australian citizen so why did DFAT refuse him a passport in mid-2002? Seems likely that if that had not been the case then Zak would not be on trial because he was treated differently.

The trial continues.


He was an undercover agent for the blues

He was my journalist, he was working undercover. The fellow knew all of the moves.... He really had me romping, bare footing stomping. He just kept igniting my fuse....

Second Class Citizens: One Year on from September 11

Meet Zak Mallah. He's 18, he's an orphan, he stacks shelves in a supermarket in Sydney and he's near the top of the list of suspected terrorists in Australia?

ZAK MALLAH: Australia is my country. I'm an Australian before I say I'm a Lebanese because I was raised here all my life, I was born here, I'm an Australian. So if someone wants to ask me, "Zak, what are you?" I say "I'm an Australian brother".

REPORTER: If you believe his colleagues and some in the intelligence world in Canberra who have been watching Zak Mallah for months, he's an exuberant teenager who talks tough but has never harmed anybody and is unlikely to.

ZAK MALLAH: I've got family here and I'm looking for a job as well. I currently work at Franklins as a casual position and I was at TAFE as well and I did management and leadership. That shows that I've got education behind me backing me up.

Beat up or blow up?

Arrest of Zak Mallah: test case for Australia's anti-terror laws

In a joint state and federal police operation, Zak Mallah, a 20-year-old unemployed youth, was arrested in southwestern Sydney on December 3 under the Howard government's new anti-terror laws. Mallah, a Muslim, is accused of preparing to commit a terrorist act. He could be jailed for life if found guilty.

By all accounts Mallah is an unstable young man who has been disoriented by 18 months of secret police scrutiny and harassment. It appears that the Howard government has singled him out to test its blatantly anti-democratic legislation.

Suicide bomb plot: 'My target is ASIO'
By Ellen Connolly July 21, 2004

A Sydney man who was allegedly planning a suicide attack on an Australian Government building became the first person yesterday to be committed to stand trial under new federal terrorism laws.

Zeky "Zak" Mallah, 21, allegedly made a video of how he would take hostages and kill people - a tape to be played after he had died a martyr.

"This is Zak Mallah, Australian-born, Australian-bred," he said on his final recorded message, Central Local Court was told yesterday. "My target is ASIO because I strongly believe that they have mistreated many Australian citizens?

Another person who wanted attention

A stitch in time saves nine?

Jack Roach may have been found not guilty if he wasn't such an attention seeker. Imagine that this guy rang up ASIO to help them? Shame about the quick nine years he'll spend in solitary confinement and rough Ruddock want's to give Roach another quick 16 years just for good will. Lawyers know all to well that the mud sticks better when you're in the slammer especially when the public are misinformed. Obviously Roach was a couch potato who couldn't get out of his lounge chair let alone bomb an Embassy.

What's the Rush???

Govt moves on non-parole period for convicted terrorists Federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock has outlined further changes to the nation's terrorism laws, with plans to set a non-parole period for people convicted of terrorist offences.

Now ASIO want their own Court? Is this like the Family Court?

Top police push for court of terrorism?
By Martin Chulov March 21, 2005

Top police want a new court for terror charges?

AUSTRALIA'S top police anti-terrorism experts are lobbying for the establishment of a new court to deal exclusively with terrorist trials.

Senior police figures believe a partial switch to a civil law system like the one used in France, where cases are decided through judicial interrogation, would be more effective than trials.

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock confirmed yesterday that the Government was aware of the pitch by senior officers, but said he wanted more details before deciding whether to act.

Greens warn of 'politicised' terror trials

AUSTRALIA/CUBA?: The Australian Greens say they are concerned that new anti-terrorism laws being debated in the Senate allow for the "political black-banning" of defence lawyers at terrorism trials.

By Just Us 22 March 05

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