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No return for Australian Taleban

Australia has said it will not ask the US to send home two Australians being held at Guantanamo Bay, despite plans to repatriate five British men. The Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, said this was because Australian law would not allow the two to be arrested and prosecuted at home. The two men, David Hicks and Egyptian-born Mamdouh Habib, are both accused of having links to al-Qaeda. Civil rights groups and opposition politicians have demanded their return. The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, said on Thursday that five of nine Britons being held at Guantanamo Bay would be returned to Britain, where they face arrest and possible prosecution. Full Story

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