The Prosecution

Post written by Susan Connelly
5 March, 2019

East Timor spy scandal: Jury could hear Collaery, Witness K case
Alexandra Back, The Canberra Times, 28 February, 2019
An account of the secret hearing on 28 February, which signalled another secret hearing in August.

Hearings in Magistrate’s Court

Hearing 1             12 September 2018 – held

Hearing 2             29 October 2018 – adjourned to 1 November

Hearing 3              1 November 2018 – adjourned to 7 November

Hearing 4              7 November 2018 – held

There were reports of a hearing to be held around 15 February, but that did not happen.

Hearing 4            28 February 2019 – held in closed court

Witness K lawyers in fight to head off closed court hearing
Paul Karp, The Guardian, 7 November 2018
Lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness K are being prosecuted for disclosing that Australia spied on East Timor-Leste

Witness K scandal: Case makes first appearance in court
Alexandra Back, Canberra Times, 12 September 2018

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