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War crimes whistleblower to face trial

The man who blew the whistle on alleged war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan will face prosecution.

Lawyers for former military lawyer David McBride withdrew an application to have him protected under whistleblower laws after the Commonwealth moved to suppress expert evidence.

  • Dominic Giannini
  • The New Daily
  • AAP

Two experts were set to support McBride’s case but commonwealth lawyers sought to have their testimony quashed under public interest immunity laws.

The laws suppress information that would prejudice the public interest if they were made public.

McBride said there…

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