Tanik Mahmud

Tanik Mahmud

Tanik Mahmud was born in Baghdad in 1960.  Australian Special Forces captured him in Western Iraq on 11 April 2003, together with 65 other men.  The Australian Special Forces transferred him to a UK Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter in the early hours of 12 April 2003 in Iraq. His death was the subject of a UK military inquiry as it has been alleged that he was beaten to death.

Document 196

Minute from Major General Roberts to the Chief of the Defence Force on detainee management issues by Australian Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also document from Major General Lewis relating to detainee death in UK custody of Australian captured detainee.

Document 183

Submission from Russ Shalders, Acting Chief of the Defence Force, to the Minister for Defence, Robert Hill updating in relation to the detention of Iranians during Operation FALCONER.  The submission provides an update on an incident involving the death of the Iranian and refers to an investigation conducted by the United Kingdom government into the death.

Document 182

Submission from Russ Shalders, Acting Chief of the Defence Force, to the Minister for Defence, Robert Hill in relation to the death in UK custody of an Iranian captured in Iraq by Australian SAS troops. Attached is a Minute for the Minister for Defence dated 8 June 2004 informing the Minister of the death in custody. Also attached Ministerial talking points. Also attached letter from lawyers for  People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) regarding whereabouts of Australian captured PMOI members.

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