*Bilal Skaf's lawyer has told the Court of Criminal Appeal his client did not get a fair trial because of excessive publicity surrounding the case. (*Wiki link)
He said the publicity was expressed in racial and religious terms, and it etched Bilal Skaf in infamy as a gang-rape leader.
The court has heard some of the publicity was around at the time of the Cronulla riots.
The court was told the publicity was so damaging, no direction by a judge would have stopped prejudice against Bilal Skaf.
His defence lawyer also argued that one of his victims did not suffer any actual physical injury so his crime in that case is not in the worst category.
These two are rapists. Common criminals. Convicted, and well proven to have carried out the crime they were charged with. I'm probably not allowed to call a lawyer gutter crawling scum.