01 November 2012


In R v Abounader [2012] NSWSC 1312 the Supreme Court of New South Wales has convicted Farres Abounader for the offence of riot. Nothing like a bit of retro in crim law.

Hulme J recognised that Abounader played an organisational role in a brawl between the Comancheros and the Hells Angels at Sydney Airport in March 2009.

Abounader was sentenced to six years' imprisonment with a non-parole period of four years, reflecting that role and being armed with a knife.