howard govt complicit in torture

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    Let's see what the unflushables Howard and Downer have to say about this.... So far they have been unconcerned about human rights violations, the Geneva convention, rule of law as it pertains to Australian citizens in US hands....



    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Dec 9 AP - Prisoners at the US detention
    centre in Guantanamo Bay have been beaten while blindfolded and
    handcuffed, terrorised by attack dogs and forced to take drugs,
    Australian detainee David Hicks said in an affidavit released
    today.
    Hicks, 29, was one of the first prisoners to arrive at the camp
    in eastern Cuba in January 2002, where he was later joined by
    another Australian, Mamdouh Habib.
    "At one point, a group of detainees, including myself, were
    subjected to being randomly hit over an eight-hour session while
    handcuffed and blindfolded," Hicks said in an affidavit sealed in
    August and released by his attorneys today.
    "I have been struck with hands, fists, and other objects,
    including rifle butts. I have also been kicked."
    Hicks, from Adelaide, is one of only four terror suspects who
    have been formally charged among 550 detainees there accused of
    links to Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime or al-Qaeda terror
    network.
 
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