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Notice given 18 September 2002

654  Senator Marshall: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—With reference to the two Australian citizens, Mr David Hicks and Mr Mamdouh Habib, who are currently detained and imprisoned by the United States of America in Camp Delta in Cuba:

(1) What is the current legal status of Mr Hicks and Mr Habib.

(2) What access do Mr Hicks and Mr Habib have to legal counsel of their choice.

(3) What access to and communication with their family members have Mr Hicks and Mr Habib had.

(4) Is there any indication that Mr Hicks and/or Mr Habib will be charged with any offence in any jurisdiction; if so, what are those charges.

(5) (a) What access do Mr Hicks and Mr Habib have to Australian consular staff; and (b) can the details of that access be provided.

(6) Is the Australian Government making any representations on behalf of Mr Hicks and/or Mr Habib to secure their release from custody.

(7) What is the current health situation of Mr Hicks and Mr Habib.

(8) Under what conditions are Mr Hicks and Mr Habib being imprisoned.

(9) Does the Government believe that Mr Hicks and Mr Habib’s imprisonment is legal and that Australia has met its legal responsibilities and complied with all international conventions, treaties and agreements.