In February 2011, a letter was circulated to high profile Australian’s and organisations to gain support for an inquiry into David Hicks’ case. Attorney-General Robert McClelland condemned the Howard Government for supporting the Military C0mmissions process, and called for an investigation into allegations of torture back in 2003. The letter is asking the Attorney-General to follow through on his past comments since he is now in a position where he can make things right.
We extend thanks to the individuals and organisations who became signatories to this letter. We also acknowledge and thank the countless others who support an independent and open investigation into David Hicks’ case, including Sydney Archbishop, Cardinal George Pell, Dick Smith AO, Clover Moore MP, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First.
An invitation was sent to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Attorney General Robert McClelland to personally receive the letters during the campaign launch on the 13th May 2011, however, Prime Minster Gillard had other commitments, and the Attorney-General did not respond.
We continue to welcome the opportunity to discuss these matters in person with Prime Minister Gillard or the Hon Robert McClelland.
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