Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:53 pm
Australian charged with West Papua violence plan
The Associated Press
Gerard Michael Little was refused bail when he appeared in a court in the eastern city of Brisbane on Wednesday charged under federal law with preparing for an incursion into a foreign state. His potential penalty was not immediately clear.
Magistrate Jacqui Payne remanded the 45-year-old invalid pensioner in custody until he appears in court next on Jan. 18. Little did not enter a plea.
Prosecutor Justin Williams told the court Little was intercepted on his way to Papua New Guinea and had intended to island-hop, undetected, across the border to West Papua where he planned violence.