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    Australia - Martin Place siege: 2 Hostages killed in Lindt Chocolate shop #2

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    City of Sydney ‏@cityofsydney 1m1 minute ago

    .@nswpolice operation at #MartinPlace. Streets r now closed in the area. #EasternSuburbs rail services suspended. Public asked to stay away
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    Australia: Martin Place siege: Hostages taken in Lindt Chocolate shop #2

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    I can't believe it's still going on. Hoping they sniper him pronto and get everyone out safely.

    Stay strong, Sydneysiders!

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    AN Iranian self-styled sheik who sent offensive letters to the families of dead Diggers and is on bail for accessory to murder was last night holding 15 people hostage in a Sydney cafe.

    The 49-year-old, who lives in Sydney’s southwest, stormed the Lindt cafe in Martin Place yesterday morning, brandishing a sawn-off shotgun and sparking one of the biggest hostage dramas in the nation’s history.

    The heart of Australia’s biggest city was locked down and thousands of office workers were evacuated or kept trapped in their buildings after a gunman stormed the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in the CBD about 9.40am.

    http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-s...dentified.html

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    Man Haron Monis, who was granted political asylum in Australia, was described by his former lawyer as an isolated figure, who was acting alone.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30481241
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    What a bad situation I hope everyone gets out safely. Lady on the bus in Brisbane was telling the bus driver her Aunt was in there this afternoon when I was on the way home from work.

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    Just a point to the folks asking why he hasn't been deported. I'm not familar with Aussie law but if I understand right, he is on trial now for the accessory to his wife's murder and the sexual assault. The crimes happened in Oz so he should have his trial there and serve time there.

    I don't think the timing of this after losing in court on Friday is coincidental, IMO.

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    Well, this isn't going to go down well with a significant chunk of the Aussie public ....

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    Police say they believe the man who seized hostages is Man Haron Monis - an Iranian-born cleric who has been granted asylum in Australia.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-australia-30475711
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    I was hoping this would have ended peacefully by the time I woke up. So terrifying!!!!!
    I have said many prayers. I feel for the hostages, families and friends!!

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    It's 1.27am and I've got to sleep.i really hope that I wake to good news!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greycoupon View Post
    Just a point to the folks asking why he hasn't been deported. I'm not familar with Aussie law but if I understand right, he is on trial now for the accessory to his wife's murder and the sexual assault. The crimes happened in Oz so he should have his trial there and serve time there.

    I don't think the timing of this after losing in court on Friday is coincidental, IMO.
    Makes sense, on both points.

    He's been here since the 60's.. I think he should've been given the heave-ho after the letter-writing episode, personally.
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    http://www.news.com.au/national/shei...-1227156241649

    Sheik Man Haron Monis is holding several people hostage at Martin Place cafe

    LIVE: Police have authorised the naming of Sheik Man Haron Monis, 49, who is a self-styled preacher of Islamic State on bail for accessory to murder, as the gunman who is holding 15 terrified hostages in Sydney’s Lindt cafe.

    He has a sawn-off shotgun and is understood to be a fringe Islamist, The Australian and Sky News reports.
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    You know what I'm proud to be here in Australia and to be welcomed here. I smile at anyone I see and I don't want to lose that enthusiasm for the country that has adopted me and I it. I will never let something like this stop me smiling at whoever I meet here. I want to see the good in everyone but sadly not this man. I think I'm trying to say that I'm not going to let one bad egg ruin it.

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