The identity of four killer bikies guilty of murdering flashy mafia gangster Pasquale Barbaro can finally be revealed after their lawyers lost a last ditch appeal in a so-called ‘bikie super trial’.
The killer bikies have fought for years through their lawyers to keep their names suppressed, even as they were found guilty or pleaded guilty to Barbaro’s murder.
The final eleventh hour appeal by the bikie lawyers against the lifting of court orders to keep their clients names secret was dismissed by the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal on Thursday.
Two of the four members of the Sydney-based organised crime group are being sentenced this week for their roles relating to the brutal execution of three underworld figures.
A Supreme Court judge described those two men – Siar Munshizada and Abuzar Sultani – as ‘serial killers’.
The court heard the men ‘shared the arrogant and immoral belief they had the entitlement to extinguish the life of another person’.
The assassination spree which ended the lives of the three gangsters and bikies took place over three months in Sydney in 2016.
A 35-year-old heavily-tattooed drug dealer, Barbaro was related to a well-known crime family regarded as Australia’s mafia.
The four men are guilty of murdering underworld figure Pasquale Barbaro (above) a big-mouthed gangster known for his love of designer clothes, bling and fast cars
Barbaro, 35, was brazenly gunned down (above) in the streets of inner Sydney in November 2016.
Michael Davey, a Rebels gang enforcer known as ‘Ruthless’, received a phone call and was lured into his driveway on March 30, 2016 and shot dead
‘Ruthless’ was laid to rest in a white coffin brought in on a sidecar (above) at a funeral attended by hundreds of bikies and their girlfriends which was told he lived his life ‘like a rock star’
Known for his Lamborghini, Armani and Versace clothing and bling jewellery, his love of Instagram and for having a big mouth, Barbaro was brazenly gunned down in the streets of inner Sydney in November 2016.
His killers can now be revealed as members of a gang known as ‘Sultani’s Crew’, named after their leader, Abuzar ‘Afghani Abs’ Sultani, now aged about 32.
The cohorts in Barbaro’s murder to Sultani, a former head of the Rebels bikie gang Burwood chapter, are Siar Munshizada, who is aged about 33, and Joshua Baines and Mirwais Danishyar, both now in their late 20s.
Alll four men are being sentenced in separate hearings this week for Pasquale Barbaro’s murder.
Sultani and Munshizada are also guilty of the murders of two other bikies, Michael Davey and Mehmet Yilmaz.
Hundreds of bikies and their girlfriends attended the funeral of Michael ‘Ruthless’ Davey in 2016 which heard he had a passion for ‘bikes, girls and fast cars’ and was a legend as a bikie
Head of the organised crime group known as Sultani’s Crew was Abuzar ‘Afghani Abs’ Sultani (above), now aged about 32 and a former Rebels gangmate of one of the men he murdered
Michael Davey, known as ‘Ruthless’ and ‘Micky D’ was a Rebels gang mate of one of the men who murdered him after he was lured outside his home around midnight and shot
Four men have been found guilty of the murder of Pasquale Barbaro in November 2016, which was the third in an assassination spree by Sultani and his cohorts
The two men were Davey’s former Rebels outlaw motorcyle gang mates.
Davey, a Rebels gang enforcer known as ‘Ruthless’ was gunned down in the driveway of his Kingswood home, in Sydney’s west, after receiving a call to go outside and meet someone just after midnight on March 30, 2016.
Known for his love of bikes, girls and fast cars, he was laid to rest in a white coffin brought in on a sidecar by a masked rider at a funeral attended by hundreds of bikies which heard how he ‘he lived his life like a rock star’.
A funeral cortege of thundering Harleys rode up with Davey’s coffin followed by a vintage GTS Monaro and a white Rolls Royce.
Siar Munshizada, now aged in his early 30s, was arrested (above ) in 2016 and it can now be revealed that he is guilty of three brutal executions of gangland men
At the funeral of ‘Micky D’, the chapel was crowded with female friends who wept at his passing, and mourners were told that despite his passing ‘brotherly love lives on forever’
Joshua Baines, now aged in his late 20s, was found guilty of Pasquale Barbaro’s murder and will be sentenced this week in the Supreme Court of NSW
Sultani pleaded guilty to Barbaro’s murder, while the other three were found guilty by the court.
Sultani also pleaded guilty in 2019 to murdering Mehmet Yilmaz and Michael Davey.
Mehmet Yilmaz, 29, was shot multiple times as he returned to his car after visiting the home of a Comanchero bikie in September, 2016.
Munshizada was found guilty of murdering Davey last year and guilty of murdering Yilmaz in May this year.
Mirwais Danishyar was found guilty in March this year of the murder of Pasquale Barbaro on November 14, 2021
Family and friends gathered at Pinegrove Cemetery in Michinbury (above) for a 45 minute service at which an ‘Ode to Micky’ was read and a slideshow of his life was broadcast
Siar Mushizada (above, being arrested) has been found guilty of three brutal underworld executions and was described on Monday by a judge as a ‘serial killer’
A funeral cortege of thundering Harleys rode up with Davey’s coffin on a sidecar followed by a vintage GTS Monaro and a white Rolls Royce
But the guilty findings for all the four men being sentenced this week remained a secret as their lawyers successfully applied for non publication orders to suppress their clients’ names.
The three-year blackout began to run out last week when the four men had their application to continue a suppression order rejected by the NSW District Court.
They applied to the Court of Criminal Appeal to extend the secrecy orders and were ordered tio appear tbefore Justice Desmond Fagan on Monday.
Justice Fagan ruled that the suppression orders be lifted by 4pm on Monday, December 6 removing the cloak of secrecy from the killer bikies.
The bikies’ lawyers then made an urgent application before three judges in the Court of Criminal Appeal to have the names suppressed.
But that was rejected on Thursday in a very brief judgement by the bench of the CCA.
The first being sentenced by Justice Fagan, Danishyar appeared the NSW Supreme Court on Monday wearing prison greens and surrounded by correctional officers.
His sentencing hearing was told that Danishyar ‘shared the arrogant and immoral belief they had the entitlement to extinguish the life of another person’.
Earlier this month, Justice Fagan questioned an attempt by Danishyar’s lawyers to have the seriousness of his sentence mitigated by the idea that he had sought out the company of his co-offenders because he was ‘at a loss or seeking identity’.
His Honour then described the two offenders who are guilty of all three murders in 2016 as ‘serial killers’.
Justice Fagan also said he ‘couldn’t possibly sentence him on the basis he’s contrite or remorseful’ as attested by a forensic psychiatrist because Danishyar had pleaded not guilty to Barbaro’s murder before being found guilty.