Siddique trial was a travesty of justice

“The media this morning are asking ‘Guilty… But is Siddique really a terrorist?’ Of course Mohammed Atif Siddique isn’t a terrorist. With a prosecution case that sought to manipulate the emotions of the jury, and terrorism laws so ill-drafted that it seems they can mean anything at all, the jury can hardly be blamed for getting it wrong. But even under our Kafka-esque laws it makes no sense to call this young man a terrorist, and it is to be hoped that the argument will be taken successfully to the appeal court. The case has been a travesty of justice from start to finish.”

SACC press release, 18 September 2007