Accused had links to radical Islamists, police allege

Original article by
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 29-Nov-17

Ali Khalif Shire Ali appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 28 November to face terrorism-related charges, having been arrested on the previous day. Police allege that he was trying to secure an automatic weapon with the intention of carrying out a terrorist attack in Melbourne’s Federation Square on New Year’s Eve 2017. It is understood Ali has been under surveillance by counter-terrorism officers for two years, while he has claimed ASIO tried to recruit him as an informant. Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan says police are looking to see if Ali has links to other radicals.

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MELBOURNE MAGISTRATES’ COURT, AUSTRALIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATION, AUSTRALIA. ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPT

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