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Ruddock sanctions torture

Yet another strike against A-G Ruddock - supposed to be the No. 1 law-man in the land.

The SMH reports today:

"Sleep deprivation does not fit the definition of torture and is an acceptable method of interrogating terrorism suspects, according to the Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock.

Commenting on the new US military commissions designed to try David Hicks and other non-US terrorism suspects, Mr Ruddock yesterday defended the determination that evidence obtained under torture would not be admissible while that obtained by coercion would be."

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