Just two of the four men arrested in Sydney over an alleged terrorist plot to bomb a passenger airline remain behind bars after the final suspect left in detention limbo was bailed by police.
Khaled Merhi was granted bail after being charged with a non-terror related offence on Sunday, just over a week after police raided properties across Sydney over an alleged plot to bring down a flight bound for the Middle East.
The 39-year-old was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.
Merhi, who used a grey hoodie to hide his face from awaiting media, had his right arm in a sling as he was driven out of NSW Police Headquarters.
He was named by his lawyer Moustafa Kheir, who tweeted: “My client Khaled Merhi has also been released. Cleared of any terror allegation,” on Sunday afternoon.
Merhi had been held without charge for more than a week under specific provisions of the Commonwealth Crimes Act relating to terrorism investigations.
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) August 6, 2017