Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Same Song, Second Verse

Australian officials to watch Habib

His lawyers allege Mr Habib was mistreated by a group of men with American accents in the presence of an Australian official when he was first captured in Pakistan.

They say he was then put on a plane to Egypt, where he was tortured repeatedly. And they allege he suffered mistreatment at Guantanamo Bay after he arrived there six months later.

Mr Habib's lawyer, Stephen Hopper, has described his treatment as a disgrace. "There's nothing that's a precedent to this, subsequent to the star chambers and the inquisition," Mr Hopper said.

I used to think that Americans were personal injury whores.. I'm rethinking that now.

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Posted by Texas Gal


No apology for Habib: PM

Prime Minister John Howard says Mamdouh Habib is not owed an apology or any compensation for his detention at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.