Court revokes Sydney siege gunman's partner's bail

Sydney: An Australian court Monday revoked the bail given to the partner of the Sydney siege gunman who last week stormed a Sydney cafe and sparked a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people, including him, dead.

Amirah Droudis, the partner of the Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, had her bail revoked after being deemed an "unacceptable risk" by a magistrate, ABC News reported.

 Court revokes Sydney siege gunmans partners bail

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The director of public prosecutions (DPP) asked for Droudis's bail to be reviewed following last week's siege at Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney's central business district.

Droudis has been charged with murdering Monis's ex-wife, Noleen Hayson Pal.

Hayson Pal was stabbed multiple times and set alight at a western Sydney apartment block last year.

Monis, who died in the cafe siege, was on bail, charged with being an accessory to murder.

The body of Monis was released by the New South Wales coroner Monday following completion of his autopsy.

Droudis was given bail in December 2013 after being charged with murder as a magistrate deemed the case against her to be weak.

It is alleged Droudis committed the murder at Monis's request.

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird issued a statement welcoming the decision to revoke Droudis's bail.

Droudis is due to appear in court Feb 22, 2015.


Updated Date: Dec 22, 2014 16:46:02 IST