August 19, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
ABC raid: AFP leave Ultimo building with files after hours-long raid over Afghan Files stories – ABC News
The Brereton Report also supported the claims and found that the information was credible. That report recommended police investigate 19 special forces soldiers for the alleged murders of 39 Afghan prisoners and civilians, and the cruel treatment of two others. So far, none of the accused in these incidents are being trialed, only the whistleblower – David McBride.
McBride has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including the unauthorised disclosure of information, theft of commonwealth property and breaching the Defence Act. After fighting in court to plead that the information was in the public interest, his legal team was told that any evidence they produced could be withheld, forcing them to withdraw their public interest defence.