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SAS soldier’s secret Senate evidence on torture resistance accidentally released | Australia news | The Guardian

SAS soldier’s secret Senate evidence on torture resistance accidentally released | Australia news | The Guardian

An SAS trooper’s secret evidence criticising the military’s torture resistance program has been mistakenly distributed to civilian organisations and the defence department.

The evidence, given to a Senate inquiry, disclosed the identity of a senior intelligence official and revealed controversial training methods.

In March, SAS trooper Evan Donaldson gave “in camera” evidence to the inquiry examining the military’s use of resistance to interrogation (RTI) training.

The defence force uses the training to prepare soldiers for possible capture, but Donaldson – who was also suing the defence department – was highly critical of its use, saying he was subjected to degrading and harmful practices in 2006 that caused him lasting psychological damage.

Source: SAS soldier’s secret Senate evidence on torture resistance accidentally released | Australia news | The Guardian