Our better angels.

May 9, 2016

Wasim Buka was sentenced recently on two charges of people-smuggling.  He came to Australia as a boat person and has settled in Australia.  Unfortunately, two of his brothers were executed in Iraq and one sister, following in his footsteps to Australia, drowned along with her husband and five children in the waters between Australia and Indonesia.

Her Honour Judge Hampel decided to release him upon a recognizance release order to be of good behaviour for a period of two years. He was released on a $1,000 bond.

See the link below for the full transcript of Judge Hampel’s decision. It is a succinct and moving judgement.  John Menadue.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VCC/2016/75.html

print

Share and Enjoy !

Please keep your comments short and sharp and avoid entering links. For questions regarding our comment system please click here.
(Please note that we are unable to post comments on your behalf.)

Contributions to Pearls and Irritations

Your contribution will fund quality independent comment and analysis in Pearls and Irritations

Contribute

Subscribe to John Menadue’s Newsletter

Top 5 most read

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Receive articles straight to your Inbox

How often?

Thank you for subscribing!