Sleep deprivation inhumane – Lieutenant-General Peter Leahy

Amusingly, to me anyway, the Australian Army head, Lieutenant-General Peter Leahy, has contradicted Philip Ruddock, Australia’s attorney-general by
stating that sleep deprivation is considered an illegal and
“inhumane” interrogation tactic under Defence Force codes of

Lieutenant-General Leahy yesterday appeared before the Senate Estimates Committee, and read from the Defence Force’s “interrogators’ handbook”. Quoting from the book he said: “Detainees are not to be deprived of sleep, deprivation of
sleep is considered inhumane.”

According to the handbook, sleep
deprivation is against the Geneva Convention.

Army contradicts Ruddock on torture –


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