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‘Scapegoating’: protesters to gather at Australian parliament before Witness K sentencing

Former NSW DPP says ‘the wrong parties are being prosecuted’ in case that exposed government’s bugging of Timor-Leste during oil and gas negotiations in 2004

Protesters supporting Witness K will gather at federal parliament to decry his treatment as he faces possible sentencing and “a very real prospect” of being jailed for speaking out about Australia’s misconduct abroad.

  • Christopher Knaus
  • The Guardian

Witness K is scheduled to face court again on Thursday for his role in exposing the Australian government’s bugging of Timor-Leste, an impoverished ally, during lucrative oil and gas negotiations in 2004.

The former Australian Secret Intelligence Service officer and his…

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