Saturday, October 18, 2003

Ahmed Zaoui: Blaming the victim

Liane Dalziel's latest excuse for Ahmed Zaoui's eleven-month imprisonment? It's all his lawyer's fault, for making so many court challanges.

This really is disgusting. A vigorous defence is not a crime - in fact, it's one of the foundations of our adversial justice system. It should be expected, and promoted, not condemened.

It speaks volumes about the government's case that they're reduced to blaming the victim. If they have evidence against Zaoui, then they should front up with it. Otherwise, they should release him, and let the RSAA decision stand.