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Monday, 9 December 2002
Page: 7359

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate assembled in Parliament

We the citizens of Australia note that the practice of suicide bombing is a crime against humanity. This crime and its participants, organisers and suporters are guilty of a crime which has been committed against innocent civilians.

Further, we the undersigned note that there is no moral, religious, or political justification for this crime.

Your petitioners, declare therefore, that the perpetrators of these crimes should be prosecuted and punished by the appropriate international courts of justice.

We the citizens of Australia call on the Senate to act immediately to facilitate a debate at the next United Nations conference to declare, clearly and unequivocally, that the practice of suicide bombing is a crime against humanity.

by Senator Jacinta Collins (from 695 citizens).