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Tori Johnson, the manager of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe, Sydney, who was killed during the siege

Sydney siege: Parents of 'hero' Tori Johnson lead tributes to 'amazing' son

Johnson reportedly died trying to wrestle gun from hostage-taker's hands

The boy was arrested after he and a group of other youths boarded a bus [NOT PICTURED] carrying Jewish school children

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Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis arriving at the Downing Centre after a pre-trial hearing of his case in Sydney, on 18 April 2011

Sydney siege: Man Haron Monis' former lawyer says gunman 'may have thought he had nothing to lose' over prospect of returning to prison

Monis claimed guards tortured him and threw excrement around his cell

Man Haron Monis, also known as Sheik Haron, speaking to the media as he leaves local court in Sydney, 2009. Police say he operated from premises in Wentworthville, western Sydney, between 2000 and 2002

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Tony Abbott has said Monis was well known to the Australian Federal Police

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Man Haron Monis in a video posted on his YouTube channel

Sydney gunman Man Haron Monis claimed he was 'tortured' for political beliefs

Monis claimed to be under 'constant attack' by Australian government

Sydneysiders visit the floral memorial for victims Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson at the scene of the Martin Place siege in the CBD in Sydney
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People lay flowers at a floral memorial at the scene of Sydney's siege

Sydney siege: Online users condemn IllNotRideWithYou hashtag

During siege, which ended yesterday with two hostages dead as well as the gunman, #IllRideWithYou trended globally

Sydney cafe siege: Killer Man Haron Monis filmed YouTube videos of attack and forced hostages to use social media to relay demands

Videos appeared online apparently framed, filmed and uploaded by hostages

People lay flowers at a floral memorial at the scene of Sydney's siege

Sydney siege: Heroism of dead hostages Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson revealed as Australia wakes to pay tribute

Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson named locally as victims

Hostages flee the building in Sydney

Sydney siege: Hostages escaped when the gunman Man Haron Monis 'let his guard down'

During the lengthy siege, Monis forced his captives to contact media outlets and relay his demands

Hostages flee from the Lindt café in Martin Place yesterday after police stormed the premises to end Man Haron Monis’s 16-hour siege

Sydney Lindt cafe siege: Three dead after Australian commandos storm building – how the events unfolded

Weeks after a suspected Islamist plot was foiled to behead civilians in Martin Place, a self-styled cleric seized control of a cafe in the same plaza. Kathy Marks in Sydney tells how events unfolded

Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis arriving at the Downing Centre after a pre-trial hearing of his case in Sydney, on 18 April 2011
Man Haron Monis, also known as Sheik Haron, speaking to the media as he leaves local court in Sydney, 2009. Police say he operated from premises in Wentworthville, western Sydney, between 2000 and 2002

Man Haron Monis profile: Iranian-born ‘spiritual healer’ wrote letters of protest to Australian troops

Self-proclaimed spiritual healer was no stranger to police

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