Vilification attempted

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Last updated on August 3rd, 2017 at 10:19 am

Gerard Jackson aims to test Victoria’s anti-vilification laws (scroll down to the 15th paragraph). Not all Australians are so bold as Jackson; take a look at this. In other legal news, here’s an interesting defence tactic:

A lawyer defending al Qaida-linked suspects standing trial for the 2003 suicide bombings in Istanbul told a court that jihad, or holy war, was an obligation for Muslims and his clients should not be prosecuted.

“If you punish them for this, tomorrow, will you punish them for fasting or for praying?” Osman Karahan—a lawyer representing 14 of the 72 suspects—asked during a nearly four-hour speech in which he read religious texts from an encyclopedia of Islam.

(Via Mark B.)

Posted by Tim B. on 12/21/2005 at 07:01 AM
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