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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Australian on hunger strike in Kuwait

An Australian man facing terrorist charges in Kuwait has begun a hunger strike after complaining of being tortured by police, his lawyer says. Lawyer Stephen Kenny said Tallaal Audrey, 30, of Sydney, has been in prison since February this year. He is accused of being involved in a terrorist plot in Kuwait City with a group known as the Peninsula Lions Organisation.

(Aerial-view of Kuwait City)

Audrey has been charged with handling weapons and ammunition associated with the group. Mr Kenny said Audrey denied these charges. Mr Kenny said that along with others arrested at the same time, Audrey had complained of being tortured by Kuwaiti police and a judge had since ordered an examination by independent medical experts to assess the allegations. Read More ....

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