The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a prisoner expected to give evidence in the Schapelle Corby smuggling case in Bali fears for his life if he is identified by Australian drug gangs:
A senior member of Corby’s legal team, Vasu Rasiah, said the prisoner, John Patrick Ford, could face retribution when he returned to Australia after testifying that the former Gold Coast beauty student had been wrongly accused.
“We are worried for his safety and if the cameras are going to flag his face all over Australia, by the time he gets back he will be a dead man,” Mr Rasiah said. “We will apply [to close the court].”
So what does the Sydney Morning Herald do? It immediately runs a picture of Ford (and a smaller shot on the front page of the SMH site). So does Brisbane’s Courier Mail, and presumably several other papers in their print editions.
UPDATE. Also in the Daily Telegraph.