Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Lawyer blames police for Habib break-in

John HoWARd, Alexander Downer, Phillip Ruddock, Robert Hill, to name just a few....HOW DO YOU PLEAD?

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib's lawyer says he will seek compensation from the New South Wales Government after police revealed his client's address to the media.

Lawyer Stephen Hopper says a member of the New South Wales police force told a journalist where the Habib family was living in western Sydney?

Mr Hopper and a member of the Habib family went to the western Sydney home in the early hours of yesterday morning and found it had been broken into and several rooms had been disturbed? He says the Habib's will have to move because their address has been revealed.

"They've been trying very carefully to keep their location private and we'll be seeking compensation from the New South Wales Government to assist them to move," Mr Hopper said.

"We'll also be laying a complaint with the Ombudsman about the behaviour of New South Wales police officers breaching the privacy of my clients."

Mr Hopper added: "Up until now, no-one had known where they were or where they lived.

"The New South Wales police have done this; they've gone and advised a journalist that it was their home, so it's a matter the New South Wales Government will have to address."

A spokesman for NSW Police Minister Carl Scully says he will wait to hear from Mr Hopper in writing before commenting.

Meanwhile, police investigations are continuing into the break-in at Mr Habib's house.

Mr Hopper says his client is coping well despite the latest incident.

"He's doing as well as can be expected in the circumstances," Mr Hopper said.

"He's, the family's in good spirits having him back, he's still getting used to life in Australia. He's got some serious medical issues that have to be dealt with and in due course some public statements will be made about what's happened to him."

In other developments

Habib burgled as PM says he may yet be charged

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib may still face charges after Fascist Prime Minister John HoWARd yesterday said he could not rule out the chance he would be charged in the future?

Perhaps this innocent, tortured man should be charged with conspiring to allow the US to torture him at the behest of warmonger John HoWARd and his cronies, who were complicit in this unlawful and degrading crime against humanity.

After Habib was taunted and profiled in Australia by the authorities, ADF, ASIO, AFP here. HoWARd and his cronies went on to allow Mr Habib to be kidnapped by the USA, while they just looked on and watched.....Actually they did not just look on and watch I lie. They arranged for a lot of media spin and continued to run Mr Habib down and continued to let it happen for 3 years like 'show-room dummies'. Another name for that is complicity to torture an Australian citizen.

The spin-doctors

Mr Habib was clearly not involved in the attacks of September 11, 2001, as the US Government previously claimed because that was a USA false flag operation and a call t arms for resource wars in the Middle East mainly for Oil.

Now the HoWARd Government says it has evidence that Habib received training in terrorism camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Well, put up or shut up!

So after three years of torture and no charges by either the US or Australia all we have are media spin-doctors showing news clips of people in training camps and placing Habib in the picture like many we've seen before. Very sad that our mainstream media have stooped so low as to protect criminals and people who continue to commit crimes against humanity in this country against our citizens.

The question is HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? Your guess is as good as mine!

Police investigation

When are police going to take a statement off Mr Habib and investigate the perpetrators of this heinous crime? Why does Mr Habib have to sue prior these offenders being brought to justice or pay to have this matter investigated when it should be investigated by the police? Police who have to uphold the law and prosecute the offenders of this crime against humanity here and abroad. Did the DPP get a statement of Mr Habib by the police who investigated this crime? When are they going to get it?

Let HoWARd and his cronies clear their name by a jury of their peers after the police discover the facts of this matter and take a statement from Mr Habib. John HoWARd, Alexander Downer, Phillip Ruddock, Robert Hill, to name just a few:.HOW DO YOU PLEAD?

Police will be able to break into your home without your knowledge and no less than a common criminal not tell their victims that they are doing it.

AFP: The unlikely CRIMINAL
It was born of a bombing and it made its name after a far more devastating act of terrorism. But for most of the 25 years in between, little was known about the Australian Federal Police force or the work it did.



'Guantanamo Bay: Icon of Lawlessness'

Amnesty International Australia presents

Jumana Musa:

Independent Legal Observer, Guantanamo Bay military commissions Human rights lawyer and Advocacy Director on Human Rights and International Justice for Amnesty International in Washington DC, USA

Did you know the Australian Government is prepared to deny its own citizens the right to a fair trial when even the US refuses to allow its own people to face the unfair Guantanamo Bay military commissions? What is Australia's obligation in response to allegations of torture of its own citizens while held in US detention? Has Australia forgone its legacy to defend human rights at home and abroad?

Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start Date: Wednesday 16th February 2005 Venue: Guthrie Lecture Theatre, Building 6 Level 3, University of Technology, Ultimo (entry from Harris St) RSVP: nswaia@amnesty.org.au or call 02 9217 7670

You are invited to join us for refreshments after the forum. Please note that places are strictly limited.

For more information on Amnesty International Australia please call (02) 9217 7670 or visit This event is hosted by the UTS Research Initiative on International Activism.

By Just Us 8 February 05


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