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.
What Witness K and Bernard Collaery have done is shine a spotlight on the fact that the highest levels of government, even in international relations, are corrupted, are coopted by polluting profiteering.