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Thursday, 9 December 2004
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To the honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned shows:

As citizens of Australia and residents of the Federal Seat of Lyne in New South Wales, we deplore the lack of support and assistance offered to two Australian Citizens David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib by the FEDERAL COALITION GOVERNMENT.

Hicks and Habib have been held in detention at Guantanamo Bay, a U.S. Naval Base on the Island of Cuba for over two years. They have been denied their basic HUMAN RIGHTS in direct contravention of the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War (Article 5).

Your Petitioners respectfully request the House take action immediately to assist the afore mentioned detainees to gain their release and to be repatriated to Australia.

by Senator Faulkner (from 51 citizens).