Man Monis Lone Wolf Hostage Taker
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: December 16, 2014 01:53AM

December 12 2014 Man Monis took hostages in an Australian cafe.


SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Iranian refugee known for sending hate mail to the families of Australian soldiers killed overseas and facing several charges of sexual assault is the armed man holding an unknown number of hostages in a Sydney cafe, a police source said on Tuesday.

Man Haron Monis, a self-styled sheikh, remained holed up in the cafe some 15 hours after the siege began.

"There's no operational reason for that name to be held back by us now," said the police source, who declined to be identified.

Monis, also known as Sheikh Haron, was charged last year with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife who was stabbed and set alight in a Sydney apartment block.

He was found guilty in 2012 of sending offensive and threatening letters to families of eight Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, as a protest against Australia's involvement in the conflict, according to local media reports.

Earlier this year, Monis, who describes himself as a "spiritual healer", was charged with the indecent and sexual assault of a Sydney woman in 2002. Further charges were laid in October.

Monis's website shows graphic images of children that the website says were killed by U.S. and Australian airstrikes, as well as media coverage following Monis's court appearances and statements addressed to the Muslim community and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Local media reported his age at 49 or 50.

(Reporting by Lincoln Feast; Editing by Mike Collett-White)


Sydney Terrorist is "Self-Styled" Iranian Sheik Out on Bail ...
The American Spectator
46 mins ago - Already well-known to police, Monis is currently on bail until February next ... expert who specialised in astrology, numerology, meditation and black magic, ... them, claiming his groping was key to his practice of 'spiritual healing'.


His alleged victim, who was 27 at the time, allegedly saw an advertisement for ''Spiritual Consultation'' in a local newspaper and contacted Monis. He told her he was an expert in astrology, nu
merology, meditation and black magic and advised her to visit his clinic...


Australian Human Rights Comission


Important High Court cases on freedom of expression


In Monis v the Queen; Doudis v the Queen the Court divided 3 each way on whether provisions in the Criminal Code which prohibit using a postal or similar service in a way that "reasonable persons would regard as being, in all the circumstances, menacing, harassing or offensive" are consistent with the freedom of political communication which the Court has previously found to be implicit in the Constitution.

The Commission has prepared a brief Casenote discussing the issues in this case.
For legal documents read here:
For rest of notes read here:

More Google citations

Earlier Google citations on Monis' prior court cases

"australia" "man haron monis" "spiritual"

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