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Airliner cabin cleaner Belal Khazaal who wrote "do-it-yourself" terrorism jihad book Freed

FORMER Australian Qantas cabin cleaner Belal Khazaal, who was jailed for writing a "do-it-yourself" terrorism jihad book, has been released on bail from Goulburn's Supermax prison.

Mr Khazaal, 42, from Lakemba, in Sydney's southwest, returned to his family home yesterday following a successful appeal to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal last month.

His conviction was quashed on the grounds that judge Megan Latham, who had presided over his 2009 trial, had failed to give proper directions to the jury; a retrial was ordered.

Mr Khazaal was originally found guilty of making the "terrorism handbook" in 2003 that allegedly instructed on various means of assassination, including letter-bombs, booby-trapping cars, kidnappings, poisonings, attacking motorcades and shooting down planes.

Counsel for Mr Khazaal, high-profile lawyer Adam Houda, said his team was "extremely happy" their client wa


Added: Jul-8-2011 Occurred On: Jul-8-2011
By: peterjames2009
World News
Tags: Australian terrorism, terrorist, do it yourself, terrorism, Khazaal
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (load item map)
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