Recently on catallaxyfiles.com there was an enthusiatic debate about Australia's overseas representation and the expectations placed on these services by naive tourists.
This morning, however, I read about this case:
A West Australian man is in jail in Saudi Arabia charged with terrorism-related offences.
His mother, who does not want to be named, told NITV – the indigenous channel of broadcaster SBS – that her son had been tortured while in jail. ''I want them to clear his name and I want them to send him home,'' she said.
And now here's the zinger:
I find it very hard to work up any sympathy for anyone involved in this.