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Notice given 15 December 2008

*1168†  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—With reference to the arrest of Mr Harry Nicolaides in Thailand in August 2008 on the charge of lese-majeste:

(1) What steps has the Government taken to investigate the circumstances of Mr Nicolaides’ arrest.

(2) Does the Government know why it took so long for the authorities in Thailand to arrest Mr Nicolaides for lese-majeste after he volunteered his book for approval.

(3) Does the Government know why Mr Nicolaides has been refused bail four times when other people in similar cases have received bail.

(4) Has the Government ascertained why Mr Nicolaides’ detention has exceeded the 84-day period under Thai law.

(5) Given that the family of Mr Nicolaides reports that his mental and physical health are rapidly deteriorating, what does the Government plan to do if his health reaches a critical point.