The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP
FORMER MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Joint Media Release
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, and the Attorney-General,
14 May 2002
Investigating Team Visit to Guantanamo Bay
Australian officials arrived in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Monday
13 May (US time) to interview Australian citizens being held there.
The visiting team of ASIO and Australian Federal Police investigators
and an official from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
(DFAT) will see both David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib. The families'
lawyers have been notified.
The visit will advance the Australian investigation into the activities
of Mr Hicks and Mr Habib. In addition, the team will assess and
report on the welfare of both men.
Media inquiries: Chris Kenny (Mr Downer's office) 02 6277 7500
/ Carina Tan-Van Baren (Mr William's office) 02 6277 7300
Tuesday, 07-Jan-2014 10:30:00 EST
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