Final evidence heard in SIEV-X trial

Last Update: Thursday, June 2, 2005. 7:00pm (AEST)

The Brisbane Supreme Court has finished hearing evidence in the trial of accused people smuggler Khaleed Daoed.

Daoed is accused of helping to organise two trips from Indonesia to Australia of Iraqi and Afghan asylum seekers in 2001, the second of which was on board the boat dubbed the SIEV-X, which sank and claimed and lives of more than 350 people.

Daoed has pleaded not guilty to two counts of aiding a people smuggling operation in 2001.

He was cross-examined all day, and maintained he was not instrumental in organising the trips and merely wanted to help the asylum seekers.

The trial is expected to wrap up within the next few days


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