Almost $20,000 was raised by attendees at a benefit concert organised by His Honour Justice Lex Lazry, Australians Detained Abroad, Amnesty, the Victorian Bar and, the Law Institute of Victoria. This is a brilliant example of the legal profession mobilising en masse against injustice. Peter Greste’s brother, Mike told the Guardian Australia:
“It’s difficult to express the gratitude that we felt with all these noble people making an effort to come together and support us in such a way,”
Justice Lazry told ABC News:
The reality is, he was imprisoned for doing his job as a journalist and that flies in the face of most values that people in Australia think are important. I hope it’s going to raise awareness or keep the awareness raised. People are aware of this case obviously.
And we hope that he knows about this, and I know he does, and that his spirits will be raised by the fact that people of the calibre of our lead acts are performing to support him.
If you missed out on a ticket to the sold out night you can watch a short video of some of the amazing talent on show below: