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Thursday, 1 December 1983
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Question No. 511


Senator Hearn asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 15 November 1983:

(1) How many civilians have been: (a) killed; and (b) injured in Granada due to the US invasion.

(2) How many people are being held as prisoners in camps.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) According to United States figures, 45 Grenadian civilians were killed and 337 injured during the recent intervention in Grenada.

(2) Cuban casualties included 25 killed and 57 wounded.

(3) It is understood that about 50 persons continue to be held in detention in Grenada and that these people are to be charged. This information has not been confirmed with the Grenadian authorities but it is considered to be accurate.