SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Mamdouh Habib,
has received support in his effort to dispel allegations of his being an
Al-Qaeda agent, after a respected psychiatrist backed his assertions he had
been tortured in US custody.
Christopher Tennant, a professor of psychiatry at Sydney University, said
Habib showed clear signs of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
probably resulting from torture during his three years in custody.
“He has evidence of having been exposed to very significant and unpleasant
events, probably torture, in that he was significantly depressed and had
post-traumatic stress disorder,” Tennant told ABC radio