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WATCH: Former US detainee David Hicks heckles minister

David Hicks yells out to Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, at the Human Rights Awards
David Hicks yells out to Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, at the Human Rights Awards

FORMER Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has heckled Federal Attorney-General George Brandis at an awards ceremony in Sydney.

His outburst followed the release of a damning US Senate report which said the CIA used "brutal" torture tactics to interrogate suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

"Hey, my name is David Hicks," he shouted, as Senator Brandis wrapped up his address at a Human Rights Awards function.

"I was tortured for five-and-a-half years in Guantanamo Bay in the full knowledge of your party. What do you have to say?"

The awards ceremony was being held on the same day the US Senate released a damning report into CIA torture which concluded that the intelligence agency used "brutal" and authorised methods.
 

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