Don't hand POWs to US - ex-Australian human rights chief

[JURIST] According to a story in the Australian press Tuesday, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner Chris Sidoti is urging Australian troops in Iraq not to hand-over prisoners of war to the United States unless they are certain their human rights will be protected:

When we know for a fact that American forces in Pakistan and Afghanistan routinely hand over captives to other forces who are habitual torturers with lists of questions that the Americans want answered, we can have the gravest doubts about how they will treat prisoners of war captured in Iraq.
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