Whistleblower charged with exposing alleged military misconduct 'not afraid to go to jail'

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Former defence lawyer David McBride says he was doing his duty by exposing alleged behaviour of Australian special forces in Afghanistan

A former defence lawyer charged for blowing the whistle on alleged misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan says he is not afraid of going to jail and was merely doing his duty to expose illegal government behaviour.

David McBride, 55, is facing five charges in the ACT magistrates court for leaking classified material to three senior journalists at the ABC and the then Fairfax Media newspapers.

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