Having been accused of committing a war crime in Afghanistan, a former SAS soldier has asked for bail, stating that Islamic militants inside the prison may endanger his safety.
A former SAS soldier has requested bail, claiming his safety could be at risk from Islamic terrorists while in prison. The man, who has not been named, was arrested by the Australian Federal Police and charged with the unlawful killing of an Afghan man while serving in Afghanistan. His barrister argued that he faced serious risks to his safety due to having to mix with inmates who sympathize with the Taliban or other Islamic extremist groups. The man’s name and address were also requested to be suppressed due to concerns for his safety as the Taliban is now the lawful government of Afghanistan. The court will make a decision on the bail application on Tuesday.