July 24, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Australian government has discontinued proceedings against former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks over the profits from his memoir. Australia's Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) decided to halt the proceedings against Hicks, 36, commenced in July 2011 that were aimed at ...[read more]
August 21, 2011
by Daniel Richey
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has filed an appeal with the UN Human Rights Committee complaining of multiple violations of international law stemming from his five-year incarceration at Guantanamo from 2002 to 2007. Hicks, an Australian national, is asking the Australian government to ...[read more]
August 3, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
An Australian judge on Wednesday froze the profits from a memoir written by former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks. Hicks spent more than five years without trial in US custody after being captured in Afghanistan following the terror attacks of 9/11. He wrote an autobiography last year ...[read more]
July 21, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Australian government announced Thursday that it will sue former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks for royalties from his memoir. Hicks spent more than five years without trial in US custody after being captured in Afghanistan following the terror attacks of 9/11. He wrote an autobiography ...[read more]
May 20, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On May 20, 2007, Australian Guantanamo detainee David Hicks was transferred to a maximum security prison near his hometown of Adelaide, South Australia, to serve the remainder of a nine-month prison sentence. In March 2007, a US military commission at Guantanamo Bay recommended sentencing Hicks to ...[read more]
March 1, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 1, 2007, the US military formally referred the charges against Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks to a military commission. Under the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and the Manual for Military Commissions, Hicks was charged with one count of providing material support to ...[read more]
July 19, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The former defense lawyer for Australian ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks said Sunday that his former client should be cleared of all links to terrorism because he never committed a crime. The lawyer, Steve Kenny, said he has been unable to find a law that Hicks had broken, either under ...[read more]
December 27, 2008
by Christian Ehret
A spokesman for Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Saturday that Australia would be willing to consider acceptance of Guantanamo Bay detainees on a case-by-case basis, according to a report in The Australian. Rudd's spokesman confirmed that Australia, along with other countries, has been... ...[read more]
December 22, 2008
by Jay Carmella
Australian authorities on Sunday removed the final restrictions against former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks. Hicks, who served more than five years in the military prison without a trial before pleading guilty to providing material support to al Qaeda, had been under control order since ...[read more]
November 20, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) announced Thursday that they will lift restrictions on former Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks. The announcement came after Hicks issued a plea by posting a video on the website of Australian advocacy group GetUp!, asking for members' help in l... ...[read more]

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