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Lawyers demand fair go for al-Qaeda pair
By Cynthia Banham
August 20 2002
The Australian Bar Association has accused the Federal Government of
failing the two Australians held captive by the American military in
Guantanamo Bay, and has called on it to support their rights to legal access.
The association's president, David Curtin, QC, said it was "entirely
unsatisfactory" that Adelaide-born David Hicks and Sydney man Mamdouh Habib
had been held for nine months without charge or access to lawyers.
"The Australian Government has failed them in not supporting their claim
for access to legal advice," he said. "We strongly urge the
Attorney-General and the Australian Government to ensure these detainees
are treated fairly before the law."
Concern among the Australian legal fraternity is growing over the
Government's refusal to lobby the US over treatment of the men.
The president of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Simon Rice, said the
group was considering complaining to the Human Rights Commission that
Australia had breached its obligations under the International Covenant of
Civil and Political Rights, which asserts a person's right to be detained
only if they are charged and brought promptly before a court.
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