Former military lawyer addresses supporters outside ACT court before trial over allegations he leaked material regarding war crimes in Afghanistan

David McBride has declared “today I serve my country” as he entered an ACT court to face trial for the alleged leaking of material later used to expose Australian war crimes in Afghanistan.

McBride faces five charges including the unauthorised disclosure of information, breaches of the Defence Act and the theft of commonwealth property. His trial started on Monday in the ACT supreme court.

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