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Hazem El Masri Case Shows Australia Has a Problem with Innocent Until Proven Guilty

The principle of treating someone as innocent until they are proven guilty no longer exists.

Australia has a problem with the presumption of innocence. It is being displaced by a rush to judgment. The reasons for this are understandable, but problematic. People want to believe that the perpetrator of a violent act has been found and arrested. They want to see someone punished for the crime. You can find out more on Hazem El Masri’s case here.