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Court shown Monis 'apology video'

AAP logoAAP 9/09/2016 Sophie Tarr

A video showing Lindt cafe gunman Man Haron Monis pressuring his partner's sick and elderly mother to apologise for speaking out against him to police has been played in court.

Amirah Droudis is accused of stabbing Monis's former partner to death before dousing her body in petrol and setting it alight inside a Werrington unit complex in Sydney's west in April 2013.

The 37-year-old's NSW Supreme Court murder trial heard on Friday that her late mother Soula Droudis had been interviewed by police in November that year and described her daughter's de facto husband as a liar.

A month after Monis received a recording of that interview, in early 2014, it is alleged Droudis helped him force Mrs Droudis to apologise on camera.

In a video that police say was found on Droudis's mobile phone, a visibly distressed Mrs Droudis can be seen telling Monis: "I'm very sick. I'm very, very sick long, long time. Michael, I'm sorry I been wrong to you."

Michael was one of Monis's many aliases.

The video was not released by the court after Droudis objected to it being made available to media.

In it, the camera occasionally pans to Monis, seated on a couch opposite Mrs Droudis, as he repeatedly pushes her to offer a detailed apology.

Over and over, in halting English, Mrs Droudis tells Monis she is unwell.

Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC has previously told the court Mrs Droudis was suffering from serious lung problems at the time the video was filmed and that it demonstrated the accused woman's willingness "to put extreme pressure on her desperately sick mother".

Mrs Droudis died before her daughter's judge-alone trial began.

"What do you mean?" Monis asks her in the video.

"The time police come I'm very sick, I'm very upset for my heart. I'm very, really very upset. I'm sorry to you," she replies.

But Monis questions her: "Okay. Why sorry to me, what you say sorry for?"

"All right. You lies, no lies, maybe I'm wrong. I'm very sick, very upset," Mrs Droudis finally tells him.

"I say to you I be wrong. I'm very sick, I can't talk more. Very sick."

The case returns to court on Monday.

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