Former marine sent to maximum-security jail, crowdfunds defence


An Australian father accused of coaching pilots for the Chinese language navy has been transferred to a maximum-security NSW jail with out clarification, his supporters say.

Daniel Duggan, a 54-year-old former US marine, was arrested by Australian authorities final 12 months beneath an settlement with the US authorities, which has accused him of illegally helping the Chinese language state.

Former pilot Daniel Duggan was arrested last year after allegedly assisting the Chinese state.

Former pilot Daniel Duggan was arrested final 12 months after allegedly helping the Chinese language state.

Duggan, who denies the costs, is because of face a Sydney court docket on Monday as he fights extradition.

That look comes per week after he was moved from Silverwater remand centre to Lithgow’s most safety jail.

A spokesman for Duggan mentioned the ability, primarily housing convicted prisoners, has only a few provisions for conferences along with his authorized crew.

“A forty five-minute assembly within the facility’s single video convention room along with his authorized crew this week, forward of Monday’s court docket look, was interrupted with technical points each three minutes, to the purpose it was unimaginable to observe the dialog or talk about authorized technique,” the spokesman mentioned.

“No extra time was supplied.”

The Duggan household is unable to entry authorized help and has launched a crowdfunding marketing campaign to assist cowl his authorized bills.

The previous marine, by the spokesman, mentioned the case was “a check of Australian sovereignty however is being fought by a struggling farming household in regional NSW, at nice private and monetary expense”.

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