Lex Wotton released from gaol

Lex Wotton, who was jailed in 2008 for his part in the "riots" after the death Mulrunji Doomadgee at the hands of police. Outrageously whilst Chris Hurley and other police never spent a day in jail, Lex was jailed for six years but has been released on parole. Interestingly his parole bars him from talking to the media - thus further attempting to silence the voices of protest over deaths in custody.

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According to thewire radio program syndicated on community radio 20 July program "an antiquated Queensland law has ensured that he can’t speak to the media. In order to meet his parole conditions he’s also not allowed to participate in any public meetings. Both restrictions have effectively silenced a man who has come to represent the injustices of the Palm Island Indigenous death in custody. Featured in story: Stewart Levit, founding director of the Black and White Justice Foundation and Michael Cope, President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties." (Listen to the MP3)

Lex Wotton spoke in Melbourne prior to his trial relating to the 2004 riots on Palm Island. Watch the video from engagemedia



Antiquated law! Bad laws such as those that take away what should be our right to free speech need to be abandoned. The very fact that they exist show that the truth is a very dangerous weapon even in our so-called democracy!