ABC’s Sydney headquarters raided by Australian Federal Police over Afghan Files stories – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australian Federal Police officers are raiding the ABC’s Sydney headquarters over a series of 2017 stories known as The Afghan Files.
The stories, by ABC investigative journalists Dan Oakes and Sam Clark, revealed allegations of unlawful killings and misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan and were based off hundreds of pages of secret Defence documents leaked to the ABC.
The search warrant names Oakes, Clark and the ABC’s director of News Gaven Morris.
Three AFP officers entered the ABC first, followed shortly afterwards by three police IT technicians.
The Afghan Files
The ABC’s Afghan Files stories in 2017 gave an unprecedented insight into the operations of Australia’s elite special forces, detailing incidents of troops killing unarmed men and children and concerns about a “warrior culture” among soldiers.
AFP officers served the ABC legal team with a warrant and are in talks with them about how the search warrant will be executed.
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