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Cluster bombing is an outrage - Greens.



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25 October 2001

Cluster Bombing is an Outrage - Greens

Cluster bombing, now being used by the United States in Afghanistan, is outrageous and totally unacceptable in an operation meant to target only terrorists, Greens Senator Bob Brown said in Launceston today.

“Cluster bombing is indiscriminate and while it may not effect one terrorist it will maim and kill many innocent civilians,” Senator Brown said.

“The Prime Minister John Howard should publicly demand an immediate halt to cluster bombing which itself is a form of terrorism against civilian populations.

“The Prime Minister should offer the United Nations Australian expertise in deactivating the unexploded cluster bombs,” Senator Brown said.

More information: Ben Oquist. 02 6277 3170 or 0419 704 095

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Author: Ben Oquist