First Reporter to Snoop Around Zygier Is 'Surprised' at Outcome

Jason Koutsoukis had first called Zygier in late 2009 following a tip-off he received from a source with intelligence connections in Australia.

Jason Koutsoukis was very surprised when heard on Monday morning that Ben Zygier had been arrested three years ago on treason charges. The Australian reporter had contacted Zygier a short while before his arrest and tried to interview him for Fairfax Media, the newspaper group which he represented at the time in Israel.