Aust.: Ruddock's torture comments 'dangerous'
Ruddock's torture comments 'dangerous' - Greens
Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock's dangerous claim that sleep deprivation is not torture will send a shudder through Australians who believe in internationals laws against torture, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"Using ghettoblasters and extreme cold and light to keep prisoners awake for days on end is part of new torture techniques aimed to scar the mind but not the body," Senator Brown said.
"Phillip Ruddock is dumping long-held Australian values," Senator Brown said.