Ben Roberts-Smith allegedly attempted to ‘intimidate’ witnesses, lawyers for newspapers tell defamation trial

Ben Roberts-Smith attempted to suborn or intimidate witnesses who were set to give evidence against him in his defamation case, made criminal allegations against another, and threatened to accuse one of murder in an attempt to coerce him into changing… Read More »Ben Roberts-Smith allegedly attempted to ‘intimidate’ witnesses, lawyers for newspapers tell defamation trial

Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial hears Australian SAS soldiers ‘turned a blind eye’ to alleged war crimes

A powerful omertà within Australia’s SAS caused soldiers to “turn a blind eye to the most despicable and egregious breaches of the laws of war”, Ben Roberts-Smith’s long-running defamation trial has heard. On the second day of closing submissions, Nicholas… Read More »Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial hears Australian SAS soldiers ‘turned a blind eye’ to alleged war crimes

Witness first heard allegations Ben Roberts-Smith kicked unarmed Afghan off cliff in 2017 interview, court hears

A former SAS soldier has told Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial that he first heard the allegation that Roberts-Smith kicked an Afghan prisoner off a cliff when he was interviewed by the inspector general of the Australian defence force in 2017.… Read More »Witness first heard allegations Ben Roberts-Smith kicked unarmed Afghan off cliff in 2017 interview, court hears