Monthly Archives: October 2010

The British military has been training interrogators in techniques that include threats, sensory deprivation and enforced nakedness in an apparent breach of the Geneva conventions. Training materials drawn up secretly in recent years tell interrogators they should aim to provoke … Continue reading

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The family of an 18-year-old Hobart man who was found dead in his room at the state’s juvenile detention centre says he was offered a Panadol instead of being taken to hospital. Craig Sullivan was found unconscious at the Ashley … Continue reading

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Officers at a women’s prison soiled an inmate’s toothbrush by rubbing it inside a toilet bowl. Western Australia’s State Parliament has been told that the two prison officers at Bandyup Women’s prison denied the event took place and blamed the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: Benjamin Thomas Price, an ex Queensland police officer, is now safely behind bars after being found guilty in Townsville Court of at least two vicious assaults upon a male and female supposedly in his care. The … Continue reading

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Militia fighters loyal to a warlord linked to extortion, drug dealing and murder were flown into Australia to be trained alongside Australian troops. The federal government did not disclose that the troops of warlord Matiullah Khan were in Australia, even … Continue reading

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An American high school has suspended a cheerleader for refusing to cheer the name of a basketball player who she accused of raping her. The girl, named in court documents as H.S., says that athletes Rakheem Bolton and Christian Rountree … Continue reading

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Some of Sydney’s most violent bars are avoiding licensing restrictions and having the number of assaults linked to them reduced through closed-door negotiations with police and the government. The most prominent is the Establishment Hotel in George Street, owned by … Continue reading

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A supervisor demoted for insisting workers have a break after 16 hours is one of several employees who say that Australia’s largest poultry producer has a work culture of harassment, poor pay and fear. The Baiada Group is Australia’s largest … Continue reading

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A US helicopter crew was told to kill Iraqis who were attempting to surrender. The Apache helicopter signalled to base that two insurgents “came out wanting to surrender” after it fired on their truck. However the nearby Taji airbase signalled … Continue reading

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US authorities ignored hundreds of reports of abuse, torture, rape and murder by Iraqi police and soldiers, according to leaked documents. Frago 242 orders US forces not to investigate any reports of abuse by their Iraqi allies on Iraqi civilians. … Continue reading

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