Egyptian case

Media release

6 June 2013

An article in Fairfax Media today presented a differing interpretation of my views on the case of an Egyptian man currently held in detention in Australia.

I did not say Australia should be wary of this specific detainee's conviction in Egypt.

My only comment on this specific case was:

"I would be interested in further information that throws light on the nature of the prosecution."

I thank Fairfax Media for updating the article this afternoon.

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