"JIHAD Jack" Thomas, convicted of taking cash from al-Qaida, has been bashed in jail.Oh. No he doesn't - it's a 'prison source':
Joseph Thomas was treated for cuts and bruises after he was attacked in Barwon Prison a week ago.
And he has had a mental breakdown, his lawyer, Rob Stary, says.
A prison source said an inmate "jumped and belted" Thomas, even though the former taxi driver was held in protective custody.Or he might not. The lawyer actually says he wasn't bashed at all:
"He might have a broken rib," the source said after Thomas was taken from the Lara jail for treatment.
But Mr Stary said Thomas was removed for psychiatric treatment. He said prison life had caused Thomas severe mental trauma - linked to a jail stint in Pakistan.Very subtlely executed beat-up, with neat stitching of fabrication to facts and attribution of whole to the lawyer, brought to you by the Sunday Herald Sun and News Ltd.