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Tuesday, 10 August 2004
Page: 25971

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned shows:

that the treatment of Mamdouh Habib is contrary to longstanding international conventions on the treatment of prisoners

Your petitioners ask that the Senate should:

ensure that Australian citizen, Mamdouh Habib's legal and humanitarian rights are acknowledged, especially following the United States Supreme Court decision that all prisoners have immediate access to their families and lawyers

immediately send an official deputation to George W. Bush asking that Mamdouh Habib be returned to Australia

ensure that if Mamdouh Habib is charged with a crime he has a civil trial in Australia

by The President (from 15 citizens).