17 Jan. 2007

Downer Diagnoses Hicks

No sign of distress in Hicks, says Downer:
"I haven't seen any evidence, on the basis of the people who have seen Mr Hicks, that he is suffering mental health problems. Obviously he doesn't like being incarcerated. I understand that."
Downer also said he expects new charges against Hicks within weeks:
"We have made it clear if they are going to detain an Australian, we want charges brought against that Australian."
Obviously, after more than five years in illegal US detention, that message is very clear.

UPDATE: ALP demands Downer disclose the identity of the person who checked on Hicks. Independent mental health experts have been refused access to Gitmo.