The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP


Joint Media Release

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, and the Attorney-General, Daryl Williams

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


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