Remember Brendon O’Connell, the vile Aussie antisemite I have posted about in the past?
After posting an antisemitic video in 2009 and being charged with racial hatred, he decided to leave comments at this blog, leading to much comedy gold involving a lot of soap and Bubba jokes. He was later found guilty and sentenced to three years in jail.
Well, I have not followed up on him in a while, but just discovered this:
I’m writing on behalf of Brendon who was arrested again on December 23rd 2014. 8 members of the counter terrorist unit of Western Australia raided his living quarters and charged him with three federal charges: USING A CARRIAGE DEVICE to THREATEN, MENACE AND/OR CAUSE OFFENCE and a charge of THREAT TO KILL. The arresting officer made it clear that the second charge was specifically to “cause offence”. Consequently, due to the bail conditions, Brendon is banned from using any technology whatsoever. He is not allowed to touch a computer or even a mobile phone. This is obviously to try to keep him silent. There will be a “committal hearing” on March 13th 2015. This new development is the reason for the recent inactivity on Brendon’s part. I will post updates here as things develop. Tarqwin
And in the most recent update from March 31.
Brendon is at this very moment organising his professional legal representation. His plan initially was to get a “bail variation” in order to be able to communicate himself via all means necessary. Currently he is not allowed to use any communications technology, like for example computers. However, he is not prohibited to get third parties to carry out his various communications and other transactions. So after due consideration he is intending to keep the bail conditions “as is.”
Interestingly enough, this does not seem to have been reported anywhere in the news.