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No answers on Hicks case unacceptable: Greens

Penny Wright 26 Jun 2012

The Australian Greens are still the only party in Australian politics that wants to get to the bottom of the then Australian Government's role regarding David Hicks and his time in the human rights black hole, Guantanamo Bay.

The Government and the Opposition both voted against a motion to conduct an independent inquiry into Mr Hicks' case, a call the Greens repeated today in recognition of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Motion

Penny Wright 26 Jun 2012

Senator WRIGHT (South Australia) (15:37): I move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that:
(i) Tuesday, 26 June 2012 marks the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and
(ii) torture is a gross violation of human rights;

(b) recognises that:
(i) victims of torture require support and assistance as they rebuild their lives and undergo the rehabilitation necessary to resume as full a life as possible, and
(ii) Australian, Mr David Hicks, experienced torture and cruel and degrading treatment during his detention in Guantanamo Bay; and

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