Tag Archives: Australian national security

MP UNDERMINES RED NOTICE INTEL – Tuesday June 18 2013

– Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor has contradicted the Australian Federal Police over the reliability of Interpol red notices after the embarrassing collapse of terrorism claims against asylum seeker Sayed Ahmed Abdellatif. Speaking to “Breaking Politics” on Monday, Mr O’Connor said … Continue reading

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‘CONVICTED JIHADIST’ WARNING DROPPED – Saturday June 15 2013

– Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has cautioned politicians against playing politics with national security after Interpol withdrew murder charges against the Egyptian asylum seeker in immigration detention and hounded by the Coalition as a ‘convicted Jihadist terrorist’. The dramatic twist in … Continue reading

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REFUGEE AWAITS CAIRO REPLY – Saturday June 8 2013

– The fate of a refugee who fled the Mubarak regime and was convicted of terrorism charges before escaping to Australia hangs in the balance as federal police wait on advice from Egyptian authorities. As doubts were aired yesterday over … Continue reading

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ASYLUM SEEKER ‘ON THE RUN’ FOR YEARS – Friday June 7 2013

– The asylum seeker at the centre of a high-level national security probe because of his terrorism convictions has revealed how he was “on the run” for two decades, fleeing what he brands religious persecution in his native Egypt. The … Continue reading

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COUNTER-TERROR OFFICER THREATENED, COURT TOLD – Wednesday May 29 2013

– A young Muslim who has been under surveillance for four years threatened to “slit the throat” and “crack the neck” of an intelligence officer, a court has heard. Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah Al-Ahmadzai, 23, is alleged to have made the … Continue reading

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FINE-TUNING PUSH ON TERROR LAWS – Tuesday May 14 2013

– The definition of a terrorist act should be tightened and ASIO’s powers reduced to maintain civil liberties, reviews of counter-terrorism law have found. But the federal government may overlook the recommendations in the wake of the Boston bombings and … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIANS FIGHTING WITH SYRIA RADICALS – Sunday May 12 2013

– The four Australians killed in Syria’s civil war since August were fighting Assad forces and not providing humanitarian aid as claimed, according to the websites of jihadist groups. Posts on online forums, including some linked with the al-Qaeda affiliate … Continue reading

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