posted on Jul, 16 2004 @ 08:06 AM
The lawyer for an Australian citizen of Iraqi descent charged with conspiracy to commit wilful murder in Iraq says the evidence against him looks
The Perth Magistrate Court was told 40-year-old Khairallah Al Bunajim had made a financial transfer to Iraq to facilitate the murders of a number of
people - all members of the Saddam Hussein's former ruling Baath Party.
The AFP's national manager of counter terrorism Graham Ashton claims the attacks were to be carried out within days.
"We believe it was quite imminent which is why we acted last night [Thursday]," he said.
AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty says Al Bunajim has been living in Australia "for a number of years".
Mr Grieve said in 2001 Cara went to Sydney with his wife and four of his children, where he established a branch of Eastward Bound to bring Israeli
tourists to Australia and New Zealand.
Herald inquiries showed the travel agency Cara is alleged to operate does not exist, or if it does, it is operating illegally.
Hmmm, Eli Cara who was jailed in New Zealand for passport fraud had been living in Aust',
for a number of years. Just a thought.