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Monday, 29 November 2004
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To the Honourable the Speaker and the Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament.

This petition of citizens of Australia calls on the Parliament to recognise:

(1) Kirk Pinner is an Australian citizen who underwent an unfair trial in the USA. Evidence and fact were presented and ignored by the Howard government.

(2) Kirk Pinner currently suffers from suspected tuberculosis, which was contracted in unhygienic conditions in the Ada County Jail, Idaho, USA. Kirk goes without treatment for this preventable disease. To continue to go untreated may amount to a death sentence at any stage for Kirk Pinner.

(3) Kirk Pinner has applied for transfer under the International Transfers of Prisoners Scheme in May 2004.

Your petitioners therefore ask the House to seek the immediate return of Kirk Pinner from USA under the transfer scheme and on humanitarian and health grounds. We ask the House to request the Howard Government consent to the transfer of Kirk Pinner under provisions of 42 (b) of the Transfer of Prisoners Act and he be returned to Australia and his family.

by Mr Baker (from 183 citizens)