Melbourne teen guilty of weapons offence may sue over ‘terrorist’ label

The lawyer for a Melbourne man linked by police to an Islamic State-inspired attack on Anzac Day says his client will consider defamation action after being labelled a terrorist despite not being charged with terror-related offences.

Charlie Atlas, the lawyer for Mehran Azami​, said his client had potentially been defamed by media outlets internationally – including The Wall Street Journal – as it had repeatedly been insinuated that he was a terrorist.

  • ontario john

    Terrorist Lives Matter! Join the protest, vote NDP!

  • mobuyus

    If it walks like a terrorist ,if it talks like a terrorist, if it acts like a terrorist it ain’t a fucking duck.

  • Oil and beef

    Lawyers would be among the first to have their throats cut by Sharia Law

  • Norman_In_New_York

    In such a suit, where does the burden of proof lie?