Award winning Australian journalist Peter Greste, and his colleagues, held in appalling conditions in a Cairo jail since December 29,2013 have been convicted and sentenced to 7+ years for 'fabricating news and tarnishing Egypt's reputation abroad' and 'airing misleading news' about Egypt. Perhaps trade sanctions would be in order? Well at least live export trade sanctions? Not much hope for our Australian cattle when our people are treated so badly.
And, for the record, Senator Back, the whistleblowing Egyptian vet has fled his country with his family so he doesnt end up with the same verdict. Mahmoud Abdelwahab's "motives" that you wished to investigate turn out to be simply that he refused to ignore social injustice and animal cruelty. Altruism is probably not easily understood in the live export industry!