Supporters of Aussie in jail protest over 60 Minutes fiasco
SUPPORTERS of former Australian soldier Adam Whittington, who has been stuck in a Lebanese jail over the 60 Minutes kidnap fiasco, protested outside the Nine Network Sydney's headquarters yesterday.
Mr Whittington, 40, and three of his colleagues were excluded from the deal that allowed a 60 Minutes crew and Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner to get bail - and leave the country - following a botched attempt to snatch Ms Faulkner's two children off the street in Beirut on April 7.
Channel Nine reportedly paid $680,000 to Ms Faulkner's ex-husband to secure the release.
"Adam wouldn't have got here if it wasn't for Channel Nine's involvement," Mr Whittington's father, David, told News Corp. "As a father, I'm dumbfounded at how they just walked away.
"They know the conditions Adam and his team are in. We'd be happy if they just admitted their mistake and helped Adam get out of the position they're in."
It has been reported Ms Faulkner's former husband, Ali Elamine, is opposing the bail attempts of Mr Whittington and his team.
Supporters of Mr Whittington said a deal was on the table to secure their release for $500,000.