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Notice given 8 March 2005

390  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—Regarding Abdlmoneim Khogali (Abdul) who was detained in Villawood Detention Centre for seven years and one month:

(1) Was Abdul ever assessed by a registered psychiatrist or psychologist in view of warnings by refugee advocates that he was spiralling into deep depression and irrational behaviour; if not, why not.

(2) (a) Was Abdul removed from Australia accompanied by nine police and departmental personnel wearing full riot gear; if so; why; (b) was Abdul removed late at night without being previously advised about his removal; if so, why.

(3) Was the family member who held Abdul’s power of attorney, and who had previously met with the Minister, advised of his removal or given information after calling the Department of Immigration Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs on 12 and 13 January 2005; if not, why not.

(4) Was Abdul transported by a private plane or by an air force plane.

(5) Were Abdul’s arms and legs shackled and was he chemically restrained by way of sedation; if so, why.

(6) Was Abdul deported directly to Khartoum or did the plane stop in Dubai.

(7) If Abdul was taken to Dubai en route to Sudan, was he forcibly or chemically restrained on arrival; if so, why.

(8) Was Abdul handed an account to pay for his seven years and one month of imprisonment; if so, how much was the account.

(9) Was Abdul, together with his documents, handed over to Interpol on his arrival in Sudan.

(10) Does Abdul now have to face a military court.