Mehmet Biber was charged as a ‘Foreign Fighter’ in Syria despite never fighting. He did join a group in Syria opposed to President Assad but it was part of the local opposition, not a terrorist group. It was not ISIS or Al Nusra. Facing a penalty of imprisonment for 20 years, Biber was sentenced to 2.5 years non-parole. Mark Davis speaks after the sentence.
It was supposed to be one of the busiest trading weeks of the year for Jindabyne’s only organic produce store. But that changed in an instant for owners of The Market Jindabyne when several police from Sydney swooped into the Snowy Mountains town on 30 June.