Australian court overturns terrorist conviction based on torture

posted on August 22, 2006 | in Category International | PermaLink

Original author: David Taylor and Mike Head
Source: World Socialist Web site
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Date: August 22, 2006

In a serious blow to the Howard government, a Full Bench of the Victorian Supreme Court last Friday quashed the “terrorist” convictions against a young Melbourne worker, Jack Thomas. The ruling was based on the fact that the confession Thomas gave to police was illegally obtained in a Pakistani jail through torture and coercion by Pakistani, US and Australian authorities.

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