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​For the Record: Terrorist conducts marriages

Issued: Tuesday, 12 April 2016

'TERRORIST CONDUCTS MARRIAGES' by James Phelps, The Sunday Telegraph, 10 April 2016, page 13.

The whole article, alleging “Australia’s first convicted terrorist has been marrying fellow inmates in NSW’s most secure jail in Islamic ceremonies approved by the Department of Corrective Services” is wrong.

Its central claim, that inmate Faheem Lodhi conducted a wedding ceremony for inmate Rodney Atkinson in the High Risk Management Correctional Centre (Supermax), is impossible for several reasons, including that Atkinson was never in the HRMCC.