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(generated from captions) WikiLeaks files highlight

the poor intelligence used to lock Guantanamo Bay. It's trying to

state the Hicks stuff at its

absolutely highest and there is

a lot of material there that is simply untrue. Live. Julia Gillard touches

down in China for talks on trade and human rights. Jail

break - more than 400 inmates

tunnel their way to freedom in

Afghanistan. The Warriors upset

the Storm in Melbourne. Good morning. It's Tuesday, Rowland And I'm Virginia

Trioli. The top story on ABC

News Breakfast today, secret US

documents released by WikiLeaks

have supported claims by the former Guantanamo Bay

Mamdouh Habib that he was

tortured. Files on more than 700 detainees at Guantanamo Bay

have been published around the world with many analysts

pointing out the poor quality

of intelligence that was relied

upon to imprison the so-called worst of the worst. Mr Bay without charges. The was released from Guantanamo

leader of detains, but his documents describe David as a

lawyer says the documents

riddled with errors. I've lost

track of what's been said, but

I don't think there is much in there that hasn't been said in

public before. I think

generally it's trying to generally it's trying to state

the Hicks stuff at its

absolutely highest and there is

a lot of material there that is

simply untrue. I think the

people who are held in

documents are released Guantanamo Bay and these

think that generally a lot of them would be very concerned

about it because of the number of inaccuracies that are contained in them and I expect

David would be in that

category. Stephen Kenny there.

Craig McMurtrie joins us now

from Washington. Good morning. More WikiLeaks, more revelations, more

embarrassments. What's the US

administration had to say about

this? Well, the Pentagon and

the White House have quickly

condemned the release of

documents. During the White

the White House was condemning House press conference, the

in the strongest possible terms

the release of the documents and said it was unfortunate that

that news organisations decided

to publish the documents that had been obtained illegally. He

said that US President Barack

Obama was still committed to

closing Guantanamo Bay and he

also pointed out the same thing

that these briefs were compiled the Pentagon has been saying

by the Defence Department

between 2002 and 2009 and he

said that' review taskforce was created in created in 2009 and that, "You

should not assume the

conclusions of that Tahs are

the same as the conclusions

contained in that's briefs."

So the White House is

information is no longer dismissing it and saying the

administration admitting that current. Is that also the

some of the some of the information

gathered there and relied upon

has turned out to be untrue,

riddled with errors and pretty poor quality intelligence as well?. Well, the administration's perspective on

this has been pretty clear.

Barack Obama promised in 2009

that he would

Bay. That's a promise he hasn't

been able to keep. It came to

with the case of Khalid Sheikh the head earlier this month

Mohammed. He is the self-confessed plotter

the 9/11 bombings, he and four

others were supposed to go on

trial. The administration

wanted to put him on trial in

successful because Congress New York. That wasn't

blocked the transfer of blocked funding and they

prisoners from Guantanamo Bay

and the Attorney-General essentially conceded defeat,

saying they would be proceeding

with military commissions and

course Guantanamo Bay will be right now no-one knows

closed and Barack Obama, as we've just heard from Jay we've just heard from Jay

Carney, is saying he remains

committed to closing committed to closing the

of that happening any time facility but there is no sign

soon. And isn't it not embarrassing enough and I understand it and you understand it and you would,

too, the massive amount of

documents that have been got

hold of by WikiLeaks, we're

still only scratching the

surface in terms of what has

been released Yes. But the ISA

as a terrorist organisation

will not will not be helping matters

either, will it? No, and the other point that analysts here

are jumping on, particularly

civil libertarian groups is just the flimsy nature of some

of this. They are pointing out

that the document show that 150 of those who were being detained at Guantanamo Bay were

largely innocent and ranged

from an 89-year-old man to a

14-year-old boy, to an Al

Jazeera journalist who was held

and questioned about that cable network and

video of Osama bin Laden, network was getting hold of

group of inform ants who were serial inform ants, a small

informing on their

prisoners to get better

treatment and of course the use

of torture. There isn't a lot

in these documents going

through the torture, but civil

libertarians say that is

clearly demonstrated here and

there are still 172 people still held at Guantanamo Bay.

What happens to them is still

an open question. Good to

In other news in Afghanistan

more than 400 inmates have

escaped through a nun tell.

Many were insurgents and

commanders. Only 12 of the

prisoners have been captured prisoners have been captured so

far. An Afghan Government

spokesman says the escape was a

disaster. The Taliban has

released a statement saying it

took five months to dig the

320m tunnel. Three men are

still on the roof of Villawood Detention Centre protesting

their application for asylum. Yesterday hundreds Yesterday hundreds of

demonstrators gathered outside

the complex in support of their

cause. Rioters set fire to several buildings last week. An

Australian man has been

sentenced to 18 years in prison

for attempting to smuggle methamphetamines into Bali.

Judges in the case say Michael Sacatides was caught with 1.7kg of the

of the drg concealed in the

suitcase lining. Sacatides has

maintained his innocence

one week throughout the trial and has

one week to launch an appeal.

At least three people have

killed Assyrian army advanced

into Daraa. Security forces stepped up effort to curb pro-democracy demonstrations. The US is considering sanctions

on senior Syrian officials to

stop the regime and its violent crackdown. And anti-nuclear

protesters have marked the 25th anniversary

anniversary of the worst

nuclear disaster at Chernobyl

in Ukraine. Two workers in Ukraine. Two workers were

killed and 28 others died of radiation processing.

Protesters in Europe say the

industry still isn't

safe. Julia Gillard has arrived in Beijing and agearing up in Beijing and agearing up to discuss things with our biggest

trading partner. Mark Simkin reports. The third and most

challenging leg of Julia

Gillard's North Asia tour is

about business, big business. Two-takeaway trade between Australia

Australia and China is already

worth around $100 billion and

the Prime Minister wants to add

to that. She will sit down with Premier Wen Jiabo this morning

to discuss closer trade ties

but insists she will raise the

more sensitive issue of China's

crackdown on activists. We do

raise it in the context of

seeking China's assurance that

the freedoms that are

guaranteed for its people in

its constitution are being

observed and that China is not

taking a backward step on human

rights. Adding to the business

flavour, the CEOs of some of

operations are also in town.

They will meet with Julia

Gillard this evening. It will

be fascinating to see how

Marius Kloppers and handle the carbon tax issue, particularly given they are in

China which has such an insatiable taste for their

exports. Julia Gillard got hugs

and hand-holding from South Korea's President and an

assurance that the two country

also be able to sign a free

trade deal by the end of the

year. Lets return to our top

story now and those new WikiLeaks releases outline the assessments made of all 789 suspects suspects who have passed through Guantanamo Bay. Some

analysts say the documents show

a large proportion were innocent or low-level activists. Stephen Olesky

represented three Bosnian men in Guantanamo joins us now from Boston.

Stephen Olesky, good morning

and thanks so much for joining us. My pleasure. Good morning. It's interesting to

talk to you given that you've

been through this entire issue

from the beginning through to

the release of your clients, the particular man whose case

was taken to the Supreme Court,

Laktar. Bomaden. What have you

learnt about the threat or danger of that nothing new here in the

material that 'The Times'

hasn't posted on its website.

It is all material that was

previously available to us and

I have to say that it's very unfortunate because a lot of it

is material that has been

totally discredited and yet

it's out there because of its it's out there because of its release, potentially prejudicing our clients

wherever they about. The impra

mad da, that has given it

authority dismissed and undermined? Well,

it's not who released it , it's the fact that it's out there

available on the web and contains public accusations by

the US Government against my

client and others, that by the

time the cases came around in

2008, 2009 were withdrawn,

discredited and in the case of

my clients resulted in an order

by a Federal judge that they be released by lack of

evidence. Let us remind the

viewer this morning of the case

of Laktar. He was working for

the Red Crescent in Bosnia when he was arrested in 2001. What

were the circumstances around

that sph Well, the US claimed

publicly that he and five other

men came from Algeria, most of whom were working as low-level

social workers in Bosnia and

were planning to blow up the US

and other embassies. That claim didn't hold up and no claims

against them held up at a time

we were able to secure a trial

for them in the Federal Court

in November 2008. They were imprisoned, though, for about 7

years, is that right? Yes, they

Three of them were released in

the fall of 2000 #. They had

arrived in early 2002 arrived in early 2002 and two

were released in 2009. Our

sixth client is still there

looking for a place to resettle

in the world. As you know, the

United States will not resettle

anyone here for anyone who has

been in Guantanamo Bay, no

matter how much they've been

pep dismissed. So pep dismissed. So he still

inside The US Congress has made

it impore for him to come here

and the rest of the world seems

to be beginning to say, "You

folks in the United States

created the problem. If you

won't take people who you think

should no longer be held, then

why should the rest of us take

them?" So that's a problem for

the people in Guantanamo Bay.

Their lawyers and families

obviously want them

released. Newspapers around the

world are now poring over these documents, in particular in

relation to their own nationals

who may have been held seemingly finding that the documents that were used to

arrest them at least initially

are riddled with errors, pretty

flimsy, relying on poor intelligence. Is that your assessment of what has

generally been the case at

Guantanamo Bay? Well, with respect to our clients,

represented subset, absolutely

that's the case. There is a

whole hodgepodge of information

as, I think we said in our

court proceedings, this is the

result of making a decision at the Government after 9/11 to have zero tolerance for anybody in

the world who could be said by

anybody under any circumstances

to possibly be a terrorist or affiliated with terrorism. They

were just swept up in a

worldwide drag net. Our people

in Bosnia were thousands of

miles from the nearest battle

field. Their searches were -

their homes and offices were

searched, nothing was

incriminating and yes they were

taken to Guantanamo without any process until we obtained

hearing. Can you tell us about the five of the six of your

clients who have been released,

have they managed to rebuild

normal lives? Four of the five have rejoined have rejoined their wives and children, but the fundamental

problem is that there is no way

thus far for them to be

compensate ed for the loss of

their lives, for those 7 or 8

years, for the loss of their

jobs, professions. None of them have been able to secure

full-time employment. In the

United States, basically and even their colleagues in many cases have

shunned them or been unable to

assist them.Ist's really quite tragic when you contemplate how much

much their lives are Ewined and

how little they are able to do

something about it at this

point, but at least they're out

and they're free. Using

Guantanamo Bay then and what's

gone on there as an example, do

you draw a conclusion about the

quality of US intelligence from

this episode, or is it more a

conclusion you might draw

about, say, US panic in the wake of wake of 9/11? Well, I'm sure US

intelligence in some cases can

be quite good, but this drag

net and zero tolerance policy

that the administration put

into effect after into effect after 9/11 resulted

in lots of very bad

intelligence and we've seen the

results of it now with the

release of these WikiLeaks

documents in the US times and

other newspapers. Stephen Olesky, thank you Thank you

That's a good point to make,

the shepherds. Farmers, young men , old men. Over the years because as you say in many

cases at the time quite rightly

induced panic in the wake induced panic in the wake of

September 11th p as a way of

stopping further attacks on America, but against that, let's not forget there let's not forget there are be

the likes of Khalid Sheikh

Mohammed and some very serious

bad actors locked up in

Guantanamo Bay and the oh - and

the Obama Administration is

moving very slowly to put through the process. But it

makes it harder for Barack Obama to close this fa silgt. He can't.

impossible. The Americans don't

want them in their community

and other countries won't take

then, although France has taken

one or two, but just one or

two. Almost looks like a

permanent stalemate. Yes, not just Obama, but Presidents in

the future it will be very hard moving those 130 suspected terrorists from there

to elsewhere in the world,

particularly to countries who

don't want to take them back.

Anyway, to the front pages of the newspapers around the

country and 'The Australian'

says al-Qaeda is threatening to

unleash a nuclear hell storm if

its leader Osama bin Laden is

captured or killing, according

to the latest WikiLeaks

documents Shall shall chieb

shine has urged the Prime

Minister to study what it calls

its tremendous pro grows on

human most testing outing on the

international stage says the

'Sydney Morning Herald' 'The

Age' reports an editorial in China's state-owned times say the Australian

Government should at least show basic respect to China. The

'Herald Sun' says an asylum

seeker con Victoriaed of a

crime while in detention will

fail the Government's character test and almost certainly be deported The 'Daily Telegraph' reports that changes to the

immigration laws will make it

easier to send criminals back to the their country of original. The Immigration

Minister Chris Bowen says if

the laws are passed, they will

be retrospective and come into

force from today reports the 'Courier-Mail' The 'Canberra Times' reports the ACT's best

and brightest government school

teachers look to set to receive

a windfall in next Tuesday's

Budget. Workplace and cyber

bullies face up to 10 years in jail under proposed changes to

South Australian laws. That

store I have in the 'Advertiser' Schools have been

given a strict code of conduct

to pre-convenient cheating on literacy and num raty tests

says the 'West Australian'. The

'Mercury' reports three men are

missing after a day fishing trip at Bruny yesterday And the 'Northern

Territory News' says a man is

in hospital after a rogue

crocodile jumped out of the

water and attacked him in his

boat at a popular Territory

fishing spot. And we're hearing

tanks have been sent into

Syria. A lot to focus on while we're in the Day and a very, very long

Easter break Very long Easter

break. Just this morning I could feel in

could feel in the air that businesses around the country

will be thinking, "Enough of this. I want to get back to work. I want to start

manufacturing things, selling

things, shipping things and

nothing is moving." And just

quietly a very, very long

school holiday period as

well. You contact us:

Now, a quick look at the

weather around the country for you: Quick correction. Hobart 20

degrees, not 30 degrees. They

will fall out of their bed. Has there ever been 30 degrees in

that city?.

published secret US profiles of Guantanamo Bay inmates. The reports include accusations

against Mamdouh Habib and David

Hicks. Legal analysts say poor

intelligence was used to

imprison the so-called worst of the worst Nearly 500 inmates

have escaped through a tunnel

in Kandahar. Officials say in Kandahar. Officials say many

of the escapees were Taliban

insurgents and commanders. Prime Minister

Julia Gillard has touched down in China on her first

deliver a major speech about

Australia's relationship with the country. Ms Gillard is

expected to focus on trade.

Now, ANZAC Day services have been

been held in London honouring

the bravery of Australian and

New Zealand soldiers. The Dean

of Westminster led the service

just four days before he will

be blessing Prince William and

Kate Middleton on their wedding

day. Europe correspondent Emma

Alberici reports. Bugler plays

'Last Post') There were the traditional

this year a wreath of white

flowers were prominent, too, to

honour those who 96 years later suffered a fate no less painful when they came up against the

forces of Mother Nature Let us

pray for those who have been

left vulnerable, displaced,

bereaved or destitute, by war

or by natural disaster, in

particular at this time, for

those devastated by earthquake

in Christchurch, New Zealand,

and by flood and Australia. The college

orchestra didn't make it here. Their school, in a disadvantaged area of

Christchurch, was flattened. Fundraising for the trip

abandoned as people rallied to

help victims of the quake .

Last-minute donations got 65

students on a plane to

London. Oh, pretty much the

highlight of my life so far.

Yeah, just an amazing experience. School mate Hayden

Andrews-how land wasn't so

lucky, killed in the quake the

One of the orchestra's

musicians has honoured him by wearing his great-grandfather's

war member more - war medals to Westminster Abbey So much has

happened. Wasn't just like Joe. For this Dean of Westminster, this was a

rehearsal for the end of the

week when he will conduct the wedding service for a future

king We will be praying for

Prince William and Cath thin

that they will be very happy on the day, relaxed the day, relaxed and enjoy the

day, and concentrate on what they're doing, the importance

of their vows to each other and

before the congregation. That's

the importance of it. Forget the razzamatazz. The Archbishop of

of Canterbury will declare Prince William and Kate

Middleton just over there

husband and wife . He will do

so to an audience in here of

1900 and globally 3 billion people are expected to online and on television. And

we can't wait. We will have a

special program on Saturday

morning. We will be here bright

and early 6am when I think the partying

partying will still be going on,

on, the ball that is being

thrown for Kate and William

will still be in full

swing Prince Charles have an

evening reception at Buckingham

Palace. They've got a disco, a

mirror ball Oh, really. I love

this For the young Charles and Camilla if the

spirit takes them. We will have

the complete wrap-up of the

day, the ceremony, the dress,

all the pomp and ceremony and all

all the reports -

London will be a party city all

day. And we will be live outside Buckingham

outside Buckingham Palace for

you on Saturday morning as that

party is in full swing, so do

remember to tune in. The former

head of the Delhi Commonwealth Games organisationing committee

has been arrested on con Spier ri charges. Suresh Kalmadi has been arrested. Richard Lindell reports. Suresh Kalmadi's

arrest follows months of

investigation noose a number of

suspect contracts. Pros kultors allege that Kalmadi wrongfully

awarded a $30 million contract

to a Swiss company that provides

provides timing, scoring and ruts systems to the

Commonwealth Games. The charge

sheet also alleges that Kalmadi

and his team conspire ed with

the Swiss company and excluded

or companies from the contract

in a premeditated manner. This

is a spectacular fall from grace for the former army pilot and

and senior Congress figure, and senior Congress party figure, and it's not likely to

be the end of charges for

Kalmadi and his team that organised the Commonwealth Games. The cost Games. The cost of the Games

blew out to $6 billion and much

of that blowout is blamed on

corruption and mismanagement.

The anti-corruption watchdog is now investigating 40 separate

projects for financial

irregularities, everything from

the Queen's baton relay in

London to the building of

stadiums, to the supply of furniture equipment, even toilet paper -

all these contracts are now being investigated. Kalmadi's

close links to the Congress

party is another blow for party is another blow for the

government of Prime Minister Singh. It has been police stationed by corruption

scandals, the worst of which is

the 2 G telecom scan Dell where

licences were handed out too

cheply and cost the government

$40 billion. The former prime

minister is already in jail

pending trial in that case and today

case as well. Let's take a

look at the wider sports

headlines, Paul Kennedy, ANZAC

Day not quite going the way the Storm had intended. No, unbeaten unbeaten at home until last

night, but the Warriors were

able to storm over the top of

Melbourne and win 18-14. It was

a terrific match. Let's take a

look at some of the highlights. COMMENTATOR: A great tackle

from behind. There may be a

try.

They've scored, the Melbourne Storm. It is the tackle here for the Melbourne

Storm. Inu re-gathers and Inu

is tackled and the Warriors may

have caused another Monday night football upset.

We come to Melbourne and see

if they flog us or we have a

win. Mate, I can't say enough

about what our back four did

for us tonight. Our wingers and

centre were enormous. They won

us the game. Turned them away a

fair bit in the first fair bit in the first half. The

Melbourne Storm slipped one

game behind the Dragons and the

Broncos at the top of the

ladder. The Dragons played the

Roosters yesterday in what has

become a traditional ANZAC Day

affair, and Jamie Soward's kick

fell the right way there. They

reigning premier and coughed up a few balls. Mitchell Pearce

took the opportunity here to go

80m to keep the Roosters in the

match, but Wayne Bennett would have

have been pleased with his

side's defence at least and a

final mistake was a nail in the

coffin of the Roosters as Craig went went the length of the went the length of the field

there. The Dragons were pleased

and that's Wayne Bennett's final ANZAC

final ANZAC Day match as he goes to Newcastle next year. Let's look at the AFL now

because of course that match again Essendon and Collingwood which was

fantastic, but perhaps rivaled

by Fremantle versus the

Bulldogs in the finishing last

night. The Freo team off the

back of four goals from van

Berlo and Kepler Bradley got 20

points up in the last quarter.

Before you knew it, the

Bulldogs were in front and

ready to ruin the party over

there for the Fremantle fans,

but then Kepler Bradley - this

was his fourth goal there and Freo

Freo was able to hang

end. He was delighted after the

match. So, too, was the crowd

and of course their coach Mark

Harvey. This was the final

couple of seconds just to celebrate. Let's hear now from

a couple of

players. Pretty tired. Pretty

fierce first three quarters and

to come away with a win is

pretty special on a day like

today. We've struggled with the

Bulldogs in the past and today

on a day like that we always

knew they would come back and

to come away with the 4 points

which is pretty vital and a bye

next week so we have another week to get our bodies right for the week after.

It typifies the spirit in the

way both teams played. What a

fantastic game. It was just

thrilling. In the end, you didn't know who would win. Our

boys are showing some signs of

some willingness that I

expected them to show, but we just need to keep improving and

beat these sides like Western

Bulldogs. And Mark Harvey's

team is hanging in there. There

were predictions they might

slip down the ladder,

Fremantle, about you with that

win, they're entrenched with

the top couple in the competition. It pleased

everyone, I guess the Essendon fans would have been a disappointed that they didn't

get the win in the end, but

they showed enough so that

their spirit also be high for

the rest of the season with

this aggressive tackling and

just some good performances

from young players. My new

favourite player has to be

Dyson Heppel p only played five

games but almost got best ground. Voted behind Scott

Pendlebury as the best on ground. Comparisons already

being made with some of the

greats of the game, but he is a

real star. Alan Didak, good in

the last quarter, two. That

goal was earlier in the game.

Terrific weather, great crowds

and nice speeches at the end of

the game. A great showcase event. 89,000 people? Yep Brilliant sunshine.

Couldn't have asked for much

better. A big crowd last night

at the Storm as well. So a big sporting precinct, was on fire

in Melbourne. Can I talk

about the netball a little bit

later. West Coast Fever pushing the Firebirds all the way. I

will give you an update Thanks,

Paul. ABC News Breakfast can be

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Which means you don't have to

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here is Vanessa O'Hanlon with

the weather. A high continues

to direct cooler south-easterly wind as wind as long the eastern seaboard, triggering showers

again. Another soggy morning

for Sydney. A trough is triggering showers over southern Western Australia. For the rest of the the rest of the country, a high

pressure system is starting to

dominate and will remain with

us for the ref of the week.

Much drier conditions right

throughout the interior. Over the coming days a developing

trough near the east coast will

continue to bring widespread

showers to most of eastern New

South Wales and Queensland.

Another front will enter the

south-west today and over the next next few days will gradually move across southern Western

Australia. Around the states

and in Queensland, rivers are

rising again at St George. A

major flood peak is expected of 7.3m today. Levels should start

to fall again tomorrow and

won't be anything like we saw

bag in January. For the rest of Queensland, below-average

temperature as long the coast as south-easterly winds

increase the showers and drop

temperatures along both the

coasts and ranges. A mostly dry

day for the west and scattered showers acorrect me if I am

wrong the peninsula. For New

South Wales, isolated showers falling

adjacent ranges, also about the adjacent ranges, also about the

northern inland areas. northern inland areas. Victoria

- morning fog mostly about the

south. Dry apart from drizzle in East Gippsland,

that far eastern corner and

light easterly winds. Foggy

also in Tasmania, about you it

will lead to a mostly fine day

although it could lead to

showers about the south. Early-morning fog over South

Australia's lower south-east

but a mostly sunny day with

light to moderate winds. In Western Australia, isolated showers and storms in the

central wheatbelt down to about the southern coastal districts

and warm, dry winds up in the northern.

northern. For the Northern

Territory, dry apart from showers along the Arnhem coast.

Looking ahead to tomorrow:

That's the latest weather.

You're watching ABC News

Breakfast. Now, still to come,

we are going to be following up

our lead stories, that's hundreds of files on Guantanamo Bay detainees that have been

released by WikiLeaks. Noo,

'Times' was one of the publications that receive the files from WikiLeaks and we

will be speaking to the paper's

John Fisher-Burns, a veteran

editor. And also ahead we editor. And also ahead we will

are ray review of some of the

newspapers with Susi Das, who

is an opinion editor at the

'The Age'. Files on more than 67 hub detainees at Guantanamo Bay have been published around

the world. Many analysts say

the intelligence relied on to

imprison the terror suspects was of poor quality. was of poor quality. Mr Habib

is suing Egyptian authorities

over his torture. He was

released from Guantanamo Bay

without charge. In Afghanistan,

more than 407 inmates have escaped a Kandahar prison

through a tunnel hundreds of

metres long. Officials say many

of the escapees were Taliban

insurgents and commanders. 12 have been recaptured. The Taliban

Taliban has released a

statement saying it took five months to build the tunnel. An

Australian man has been sentenced to 18 sentenced to 18 years

imprisonment in Bali after he was

was caught with 1.7kg of methamphetamines concealed in his suitcase

lining. Authorities have used

tanks to support troops in

Daraa as security forces

stepped up efforts to curb pro-democracy demonstrations.

Witnesses say the army opened fire on protesters. The considering imposing sanctions

on senior Syrian officials to

pressure the regime to stop its violent crackdown, and three

men are still on the roof of Sydney's Sydney's Villawood Detention Centre, protesting their failed application for asylum. Yesterday hundreds of

demonstrators gathered outside

the complex in support of their

cause. The rally took place

after five days of unrest.

Rioters set fire to several

buildings last week. As

Virginia mentioned, almost 500

prisoners have escaped from a jail in the southern Afghan

city of Kandahar. The escapees

broke out through a tunnel. The Afghan Government is describing

the incident as a

Sally Sara reports from

Kabul. This is all it took -

almost 500 prisoners escaped

through this tunnel at a

high-security jail in the southern Afghan city of

Kandahar. The inmates slipped

out at night. The guards didn't

realise that more than a third

of the prison population was missing until early the next

morning.

TRANSLATION: Digging a tunnel

is in fact a new technique. It

has taken more than one or two

days. We should admit that our

intel jeps was not able to find out correct information about this. This is really our fault. I hope it won't happen I hope it won't happen in future. The Taliban have

claimed responsibility and say

insurgents spent five months

digging the tunnel from a

nearby safe house. The escape

route stretched for more than

300m under a road and several check points. Police are

struggling to explain how it happened and could off the scene long after the inmates had gone.

TRANSLATION: Right now the

situation is under control and

we've blocked off the area. The

breakout is an embarrassment for the Afghan Government. It

comes only three months before

Afghan security forces are

schedule to take over

responsibility for seven

district as cross the country.

This is not the lead-up the government was hoping for. Our

first reaction is that this is

a blow. It is something that

should not have happened, and now that it has now that it has happened, we're

looking into finding out as to

what exactly happened and what

is being done to compensate for

the disaster that happened in

the prison in Kandahar, and

beyond that I have nothing else

to share. The escape is the

latest in a series of Taliban

operations targeting police,

army and security compounding

over the past two weeks. The

insurgents have show they can

breakthrough the Government's

defences. This incident is also very concerning for coalition forces in

Afghanistan. Many soldiers have

risked their lives and spent a

great deal of time trying to

get these Taliban leaders in

custody. Now hundreds of jebts will be spilling back

onto the battlefield just ahead of the fighting of the fighting season. The Afghan Government has ordered

an investigation into the

escape. Security officials in

Kandahar won't rule out the

possibility that prison staff

may have been involved. Now, at least five people have least five people have been

killed in the latest offensive by by Syrian troops against anti-government demonstrators The worst violence has focused on Daraa

where the protests began. The

BBC reports from neighbouring Lebanon. The Syrian Army

fighting its own people. These

pictures filmed and distributed by opposition activists can't

be independently verified by

the BBC, but they do all show

the same story. This is the

Darra, the man filming says, "Not Afghanistan or Iraq." The

troops were deployed on the

outskirts of Darra evening. They made their move

into the city centre in the

early hours of the morning. Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled for

nearly 40 years. He has mounted

a major security operation in

Damascus. They entered in the

suburbs of Damascus. There is

tense scoort, armed security everywhere in Dumar. I campaign terrorising people. The

opposition says over 300 people

have been killed since the

protests began. Daraa is where the protests began and in the protests began and in

recent days anti-government

activists have called it

liberated territory. The

government is fighting to get

it back. Having tried offering concessions, the government is

now using overwhelming force,

and the question is whether the protesters will continue to

show defiance. The next show defiance. The next few days could be crucial in the struggle for struggle for Syria's future.

Now, Japan's nuclear disaster

has caused some countries to look towards other types of

green enjie like bioenergy. One

project in China involves

deriving oil from the poisonous

and scrub by Jatropha tree.

Huey Fern Tay reports from southern Yunnan

southern Yunnan province. Deep

in the mountain valleys of

China's Yunnan province lies a

tree that has been hailed a

TRANSLATION: 70% of the country's dry and mountainous

valleys are in Yunnan, and the

biggest potential to grow the

Jatropha tree. This is China's largest Jatropha pranttation.

It is Asia rub by tree which is

mildly poisonous. It has also

been traditionally used to

prevent soil erosion which is why companies and governments

from India to Brazil from India to Brazil are

cashing in on what they feel

may be the next big thing because Jatropha won't have the

problems that generation of biofuels like

corn and soybean. If we use

much commercial into biofuel,

then human beings have to cut down their supply of the food,

so the best choice is like

Jatropha, this kind of what we

call the long food biofuel resources. As the world's

largest consumer of energy,

China is constantly looking for

ways to meet its needs. Most of

it still being supplied by

fossil fuels even though there is a energy . Here in southern

China's Yunnan province, a

select fleet of buses run on

fuel that includes waste

cooking oil. Jatropha oil is

yet to hit the streets because

the plant's low productivity

doesn't make it commercialally

doesn't make it commercialally viable Everything in this world is not always easy. If you want

to do higher yielding and

higher production and poor soil

and no nutrition and no water

supply. How can you do that?

People cannot do that. Plant cannot cannot also For now, global publicity surrounding the use

of fuel from this weed is still mostly limited to research and a number of test flights by

companies like Boeing. One fts

those flights is schedule to

take place in China in the next

few wouldn'ts where a plane

will take to the air humbled by

the humble Jatropha. Amazing!

By day he is a civil engineer,

but by night he moonlights as Prince William. 29-year-old

part of a team of royal

look-alikes which has made him very hot property in the lead-up to the Friday's wedding. Rachael

up with him. In this lucrative

industry it's not who you know

but who you look like.

Australia's own royal has been

just as busy as the real prince

in the lead-up to the big day.

Now a viral advertising star,

he is stopping traffic and

selling books. Probably started for me in girlfriend sent my photo into a

photographer and she rang me up

and wanted to use me for a book

that she made and just gone

from there. English artist

Alison Jackson has been using

look-alikes in her work for 12

years. We live on images, so we don't really know the real

people but we think we know celebrities intimately but very

few of us have the chance to meet

meet them. So we have a real

fascination in just the veneer and

and the image, so look-alike is just as good as

the real thing and perhaps the

look-alike is even better

because they're

because they're accessible.

I've been doing it 23 year

this month. When my son started

as a little girl she said, "You

do look like the Queen." It

gradually got more and more. It

is fun and it gets you to lots

of places you wouldn't go to in

normal life Woe thought we

struck it lucky. I will blow

my photo up and put it on the

wall at home. Straight to the pool

pool room. Mr genes are causing some double-takes outside Buckingham

Palace Nice meeting you, and he

is so cute. And commanding a

princely fee. It can vary on

client and where it's going,

but it can be up to sort of $2,000, $3,000 a day. No, he

hasn't met his double hng

ganger, probably for the

best I'm not sure he would want

to me me after the some of the photos I have done. Other members of have given up their day jobs

for this, but Mr Watt for this, but Mr Watt kinson

says he will stick to civil

engineering for now Very,

very cute story. You see some

of those so-called look-alikes

and they look nothing like the

people involved. But Gerry

Connolly is a much better

double for the Queen than

whoever that was. Our Gerry. That's rally All Simon watt kin

son has to do for the last week, as he has been, is stand

outside Buck House And he will be hired I'm sure for a party

on the night of the

wedding. Definitely Star of the

show. Very funny indeed. are watching ABC News

Breakfast. These are our top stories today - torture,

factual error s and poor

evidence revealed as the basis

for the detention of many

inmates at Guantanamo Bay.

David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib.

The files also show the

whereabouts of key Quaid Quaid figures on September 11 attacks. Nearly 500 inmates have escaped from

an Afghani prison is Kandahar.

The prisoners escaped through a

300m tunnel that ended in a

nearby house. Many of the escapees were in Taliban insurgents and commanders. Prime Minister

Julia Gillard has touched down

in China. Ms Gillard is

expected to focus on human

rights and trade. To today's papers and we're

joined by Susi Das, an opinion

editor at the 'The Age' newspaper. Good newspaper. Good morning?

Hi What's on the top of your

list today. The front page

where they are saying al-Qaeda threatened to unleash a nuclear

hell storm if Osama bin Laden is caught is caught or killed. Interesting that those

documents show that they have about 100 al-Qaeda terrorists at Guantanamo, but 150 there

are supposedly innocent as well. Interesting. Oh, yes. It makes the situation for Barack

Obama even more uncomfortable

than it has been for quite some time now since he made a

promise he couldn't keep about

Guantanamo Bay. That's right.

That was his first pledge after

being sworn in, to close it,

and it's not going to happen

any time soon. No, no, I think

those documents were released to European newspapers. Are

they different to the newspapers that... 'The

Guardian' had had the running

but I read somewhere this

morning there has been a fallingout between Julian

Assange and some editors at

'The Guardian'. There has an a

split within WikiLeaks itself.

So when we are joined by 'The

Times' reporter who has been in charge

charge of this documents, it

will be confirmed, who have got

these documents not from

WikiLeaks Right. This is not the cosy relationship that was

put together by Julian Assange

with both American and British

newspapers. It's now gone

rogue, you might say Well, I just noticed that one of these

stories was from the 'Daily Telegraph', Guardian'. That's right. 'The

Telegraph' did a great job. The

'Washington Post' is now

involved with their own set of

documents, so the whole thing

seems to have splintered with

this vast cache of documents

and we've just touched the surface, lots Julian Assange has lost control and he would hate that. But

look at you, you're enjoying

it I'm loving it, as is every other journalist. It

inevitable that he would lose

control Something going on that mainstream old-style journalists are Well, it seems

to me that it totally unthat he

or anyone else thought he would

maintain control over documents. And somewhat

hypocritical given the

WikiLeaks stated objective of no secrecy Yes. Information

for all. When I say so. Now, we

were just mentions before Julia Gillard has touched down

in Beijing. Here comes the

China visit. You're looking at

the 'The Age' there Well, it

has been described as the

biggest test for her on the

international stage. She has

been told by Beijing to respect

China and not push the human rights issue too hard.

Interestingly, her trip comes

at a time unprecedented disappearances in

China, public intellectuals and

all sorts of other people

getting a hard time there. I

think she has got a hard -

probably has a hard job here to

negotiate through all of

that. And the Chinese have made

a pre-emptive strike saying

that ahead of these foreign visits, China is a visits, China is a different

country, we have our own

systems, basically warning

Julia Gillard against any

serious criticism against

rights But she will have to

mention human rights. Paul monk

in 'The Age' says democratic

reform in China is not a

Western plot to weaken China.

He says that's just Communist

Party spin. Yes, although the

democratic reform that the West

wants to see is not necessarily

anything like the reform anything like the reform that China says it is gradually

engaged in. That's where you

get that clash of cultures,

isn't it? Yes, indeed. Now,

staying with 'The Age', you're

looking at a John Spooner

cartoon ( That was part of the Paul Monk piece. Oh, there it

is. And that's the opinion piece that goes with T The

royal wedding, is it capturing your attention at your attention at all? Yes, it

is. Can't ignore it,

really. No Ampb interesting

story in the 'Australian' which

they've taken from the 'Wall

Street Journal' of this electrician who is doing

look-alikes of Prince William.

Is doing is toe he can do

adverts for a gambling company

where you can bet on the colour of the couple's first child and

whether William will drop the

ring at the ceremony. Not our

guy that we had just before you

came on , is it? No,

guy is English, an electrician.

Why he needs the money is

beyond me. Apparently he gets

$924 a day. Well, our guy is

getting $2,000 a pop when he

turns up as a look-alike as a

gig. I thought when he turns

up as an electrician. actually turn up? So you are

saying there won't be just

people watching the wedding for

the padge tri-or hoping that

Kate maybe fumbles Kate maybe fumbles her line or

William drops the ring -

serious money involved. Yes, yes. I shouldn't be surprised. No-one is dropping

the ring, although Diana did

get the names wrong She did. Finishing up with the 'Herald Sun' and ANZAC Day

coverage. Yes, the somewhat

expected, some might say

predictable coverage of ANZAC Day. Day. It's very hard for time-poor journalists to cover

this event differently every year, which I find

interesting. But you don't have

to cover it differently, to cover it differently, do

you? That was always something

that drove me a bit crazy on

newspapers, the fervent desire

to try to do it differently and

I would be thinking, "Why do it

differently?" It is an

interesting event, the same

thing happens every year and

there is nothing wrong with

that No, but I suppose you

don't want to give people repetitive coverage. But it was a year remember. And it's today's photographs And indeed the

'Herald Sun' did have very nice photos. Always lovely photos.

You will always get a beautiful

Dawn Service Just let it tell

its own story. It won't be

happening with the royal

wedding, a handsome boy and a

handsome girl and a dress and a carriage. Susi Das, thank

you. Speaking of many of the

ANZAC Day clashes was the one last night between the Storm

and warriors. There was. Lots

of matches yesterday. We will whip through them. Melbourne

Storm were unbeaten at home until last night until Champion

went over and they were relaxed

a little bit. Very, very

uncomfortable, particularly the

wingers under high balls. The

Warriors went on to win 18-14.

In the traditional ANZAC Day

match in the NRL, St George

versus the Sydney Roosters was won by took their opportunities when they could. They didn't play

their best, of course, the

Dragons, but their defence saw

them home in the end. The

Roosters found it too difficult

to score enough points to win

that one. To the AFL football

and while all the emphasis was on the Collingwood and Essendon match, it was the

Fremantle-Bulldogs clash that

finished very, very late last

night that perhaps was just as

good. Jarred Grant got the

Bulldogs back into it after the

Fremantle team was 20 points up

in the last quarter and just in

the end, the Freo team - Kepler

Bradley kicks his fourth goal -

stole the momentum back with 3

minutes to go and Fremantle won that much by 7 that much by 7 points. The big

crowd at the mooerj would still be feeling pretty good about

what they saw yesterday. They

got their money worth as

Collingwood beat Essendon, but

Essendon announced itself as a

team of the future and Dyson

Heppel almost won the medal for

the best on ground. To the

netball and that was a terrific

match, too. The Queensland

Firebirds are trying to have an unbeaten season. They only have one more match before finals

and the West Coast Fever which

only won two matches for the season, brought a really physical approach. physical approach. The goal keeper and Caitlin Bassett

played terrific as gool

shooter. The Firebirds came

from 7 goals down to win by 2.

Natalie Medhurst was the star

at goal attack. Let's here from

one of the Firebirds Very tough

game. I think we had too many

Easter eggs by the looks of things. Fever came out very

strong, full ved it to them,

they made us fight for the win.

Every game you take as it is.

We're not thinking too far ahead. Game by game. Probably a

good thing. We've been in a few

different situations now and

we've won them. Credit to us

that we could come back because they played really tough. Elizabeth McLeod will

from the Firebirds. Just a

quick one, it is a small story

in the paper this morning

pointing out that the women's

surfing it to be decided over

seven actual

One of those contests, another

one has fallen away because of

the lack of sponsorship, so it

will be decided over six, and

qi is not good for Stephanie Gilmore trying to win her World

Championship again, because if

she doesn't win one of the next

two, then it will be gone already in the next two or

three weeks, which is a

ridiculous situation. Usually

they surf right up until

September and then they have

the final. But laughable

situation. If sponsors don't

want to get on board women's surfing, it is a in one sense, but... Look at

the interest in the Bells Beach

event recently, huge. I can't

understand. The overseas events that are gaining interest Here is Vanessa O'Hanlon with a look

at the at the weather. On the

satellite, woo he have a high

continues to direct cooler

south-easterly wind as long the

eastern seaboard, triggering coastal showers. Another soggy

morning in Sydney and a trough

is triggering showers is triggering showers in Western Australia. High

pressure system is becoming a

dominant feature. Looking quite

dry through the interior and foggy mornings through the

south-east. In Queensland today, the Balonne River is

expected to peak at 7.3m in St

George. For the rest of

Queensland, more shower as long

the east coast and ranges and

also up over the Cape Yorke

Peninsula. A foggy start for

most of New South Wales P for

Victoria, also a foggy start.

We're expecting a little bit of

drizzle about the far east of

East Gippsland. Otherwise a

mostly fine day. Foggy also in

Tasmania but it will lift mostly fine day. Early-morning

fog over South Australia's

lower south-east. A few showers

enterg into the south-west of

Western Australia. A top of 26

degrees in Perth. A dry and

warm day for the most of the

Northern Territory and also the

northern parts of Western

Australia. A quick look ahead

to tomorrow.

That's the latest weather.

WikiLeaks files highlight

the poor intelligence used to

lock up terror suspects at

Guantanamo. state the Hicks stuff at its

absolute highest and there is a

lot of material there that is

simply untrue. This Program is Captioned Live. Julia Gillard touches

down in China for talks on

trade and human rights. Jail

break - more than 400 inmates

tunnel their way to freedom in

Afghanistan. And the Warriors

upset the Storm in upset the Storm in Melbourne. Good morning. It's 26 April. I'm Michael Rowland And I'm Virginia

Trioli. The top story on ABC

News Breakfast, secret US

documents released by WikiLeaks

support claims made by Guantanamo Bay inmate Mamdouh

Habib that he was tortured. Files on more than 700

detainees at Guantanamo Bay

have been published around the world with

world with many world with many analysts

pointing out the poor quality

of the intelligence that was

relied upon to imprison the so-called worst so-called worst ever the worst. Mr Habib is suing

Egyptian authorities over his torture. He was released Guantanamo Bay without charges.

Stephen Olesky is a law who

represented several detainees

at Guantanamo Bay. He says the

release of the documents has the potential to the potential to discredit

detainees who have been cleared of all charges It's very

unfortunate because a lot of it

has the potential to discredit, potentially prejudices our

clients wherever they goer to

the rest of their lives. It is

not who released it but the fact

fact that it's out there publicly available and that by the time the case

came to be tried in 2008 and

2009 were withdrawn, diskrid

eted and in the case of my

clients, resulted in an order

by a federal judge that they be

released through lack of

evidence. 'New York Times' London bureau chief John

Fisher-Burns joins us via web

cam from Cambridge in the UK .

Thanks for joining us Yeah, it

is a pleasure. This situation published in the 'New York Times', it is a different set-up tomorrow paired to the

last lot of WikiLeaks documents

and that arrangement that was struck with Julian Assange? Well, Assange? Well, that is a

pertinent question to ask me

because your fellow Australian, Mr

Mr Assange, Julian Assange

creased to cooperate with us at the 'New York Times' last year,

the latter part of last year.

In major part he said because

of the role I played in writing

about him personally made me

the worst journalist in the world, found other ways to target, if

I can use an unfortunate phrase

here, we found other ways to

get at these documents, and to my mind these daughters are the

most interesting. Why are they

so interesting? Many people

saying this morning they are

really showing nothing new.

That certainly wasn't my impression when I trawled through them yesterday. What do

you think? We said in respect of at least the military

documents on the Iraq war and

Afghan war last year that they

didn't really disclose a lot that was new. They gave us a

better idea of the fine weave,

but these documents tell us

something which is really quite

something which is really quite new in many, many respects.

What would other than the Twin

Towers s more associated with

the war against terror, the

upheaval of the past 10 years,

than Guantanamo, Gitmo as the

American military calls it? And

we've learnt now and then through court documents, Guantanamo Bay, but it

continues to fascinate, and

what we've learnt today, I think, expands think, expands our

unde